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Four suspects arrested as part of inquiry into Okmeydanı clashes

Four of 11 suspects who were sent to court after anti-terror raids on May 26 in Istanbul’s Okmeydanı neighborhood were arrested late May 29 on charges of “committing crimes on behalf of a terrorist organization.”

"Authorities must immediately stop pressures"

"Authorities must immediately stop pressures"

BELGRADE -- An NGO networks has demanded that the government and all relevant authorities "immediately stop the pressure on individuals, organizations and institutions."

Police officer who injured Gezi protester in eye to be searched for until 2028

Prosecutors have ordered that a police officer who injured a protester during last year’s Gezi demonstrations in Ankara be searched for until 2028, the time limit of the statute of limitations for the crime.

Mustafa Namlı sustained permanent damage to his left-eye after being hit by a police tear gas canister during protests on June 1, 2013, in Ankara’s Kızılay Square.

Stournaras to meet Fairfax Financial Holdings chief Prem Watsa

Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras was scheduled to meet with Fairfax Financial Holdings founder and chief executive Prem Watsa [photo] on Friday.

A group led by Watsa's Canadian company became the anchor investor in Eurobank’s recent 2.8 billion share capital increase.

Emergency Care Doctors in Sofia Continue Protests

Over 100 doctors staged a protest in front of the Emergency Care unit in Sofia to oppose the calls for a resignation of their director, Georgi Gelev.

Gelev's resignation was demanded by the Health Minister on Monday due to a number of incidents with patients after delays of ambulances.

Turkish official’s Ottoman-style circumcision triggers public outcry

A deputy governor in the western Turkish province of Bursa recently organized an Ottoman-style circumcision ceremony for his son near the tomb of a sultan, drawing public criticism and prompting officials to announce his retirement on May 30.

Bulgaria Sentences Ex-Interior Minister

Former interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov was sentenced to four years in prison for obstructing justice on May 29 in the latest political scandal to rock the country.

EBRD Estimates Cost of Flood Damages in Serbia and B&H At EUR 3 B

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) estimated the damages from the devastating floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina at around EUR 3B. 

Official estimates of the cost are not available yet, but in its report the EBRD put the damage at around EUR 1.5-2 B in Serbia and about EUR 1.3B in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Montenegrin contribution to flood relief praised

Montenegrin contribution to flood relief praised

PODGORICA -- Montenegrin citizens and organizations have provided massive assistance to flood victims in Serbia, Serbian Ambassador to Montenegro Zoran Bingulac has said.

Court Puts Off Trial Against ex-Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov

Sofia City Court adjourned Friday the trial against former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov over allowing illegal surveillance while he was in office.

It was the third time in a week Tsvetanov was to appear before court on three separate cases.

Government removes PKK road block as debate heats up

Turkish security forces have removed roadblocks that were installed by supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in a rural area of Diyarbakır to protest the construction of police stations.

The uncertainty about the kids reportedly abducted by the PKK adds to the political tensions.

Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'

Google began late Thursday letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading Internet search service.
The move came just weeks after the European Court of Justice ruled that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches under certain circumstances, such as it being outdated or inaccurate.