Ibrahim Kalin

Senior EU official meets Turkish officials, discusses migration

The EU's neighborhood and enlargement commissioner on Sept. 7 met with Turkish officials to discuss migration and regional issues.


Oliver Varhelyi and Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın met in the capital Ankara, according to a statement from the Turkish Presidency.

Turkey: Images from Space Show Dramatic Scenes of Fires in Turkey

High-resolution photos were taken by the American observation satellite WorldView-2 from Maxar from an altitude of 770 km.

High-resolution satellite images of large-scale forest fires in the Turkish resorts of Bodrum, Manavgat and Marmaris have been published by European Space Imaging.

EU lacks vision to shape relations with Turkey: Presidential spokesperson

Turkey's presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın on July 2 said the European Union, is "weak" and " without a plan."

Speaking to German newspaper FAZ, Kalın said the EU lacks the vision to shape relations with Turkey.

"I wonder why we are not making progress anywhere. It can't just be due to Turkey," Kalın told reporters.

Top Turkish official stresses importance of stability in Albania

Turkey's presidential spokesman on July 2 underlined the importance of peace and stability in Albania for Turkey and the Balkans. 

Stating that Turkey is in cooperation with Albania in the defense industry, İbrahim Kalın told reporters in the Albanian capital of Tirana that, "Peace and stability of Albania is our peace and stability and also the peace and stability of the Balkans."

Haftar still posing threat to Libya: Turkish defense chief

General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya, is still posing a threat to Libya's unity and the ongoing peace process, Turkey's top soldier has said, vowing Turkey's continued support to the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and extended military presence in the country.