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ND says EU accession talks are 'leverage' for Turkey to reform

Greece's conservative main opposition party said on Wednesday it voted against a European Parliament resolution to freeze Turkey's EU accession talks due to the country's backtracking, saying negotiations are a leverage to push Ankara to implement reforms.

EU parliament calls for freeze on Turkey's membership talks

The European Union should formally suspend Turkey's negotiations to join the bloc, EU lawmakers said on Wednesday in a symbolic rebuke of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who Western governments accuse of widespread abuses of human rights.

Iran sanctions may affectoil deliveries to Greece

Iran is running short of options to replace its aging fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed US sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said.

Iran sanctions may affect oil deliveries to Greece

Iran is running short of options to replace its aging fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed US sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said.

Istanbul Film Festival announces program

The 38th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will take place between 5 and 16 April with a program comprising highlights from Turkey and world cinema.

‘A migrant painter of modern times’ at SALT

Portrait painter Mihri, who lived between 1885 and 1954, had established herself as a prominent figure behind social change of her time by advocating the foundation of the Academy of Fine Arts for Women in the Ottoman Empire at the young age of 29. However, she remains barely referenced in the art historiography of Turkey since she spent a substantial part of her life abroad.

Kosovo ‘Knowingly’ Deported Wrong Man to Turkey: Report

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The report is based on the statements of officials involved in the controversial operation to deport six Turkish nationals wanted for alleged links to what Ankara claims is a 'terrorist movement' led by the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

It reveals how the Kosovo authorities sent the wrong man to Turkey, despite having "full knowledge" of the mistake.

Gazprom Stops Transit of Gas to Turkey Through Bulgaria

Gazprom stops transit of gas to Turkey through Bulgaria. The company has sent an official letter to the Bulgarian government stating that it will stop supplying gas on the Trans-Balkan Corridor through Ukraine until January 2020, the Turkish version of the Russian Sputnik News site reports.

Turkey to grant citizenship to Ahıska Turks in the US

Turkey will grant citizenship to Meskhetian Turks, also known as Ahıska Turks, who are already U.S. citizens, foreign minister said on March 11.           

Gov’t at impasse over refugee relocations to other countries

Greece's hopes for the creation of a transitional relocation mechanism that would see refugees and migrants being moved to other European Union countries were dashed on Thursday after a reported lack of response at Thursday's meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels.

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