Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Patience and good sense

This column has argued from the outset, as have others, that the migration/refugee crisis is an incredibly difficult if not unsolvable problem. This became abundantly apparent when the inflows shot up again after the elections last July, genuinely taking the then new government of New Democracy by surprise.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan Visits Pakistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Pakistan's capital Islamabad yesterday for a two-day official visit, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with cabinet members, welcomed the Turkish president, accompanied by a high-level delegation to PAF Base Nur Khan - a military base used for foreign government officials.

The EU has Spared Turkey from being Blacklisted

Turkey has been spared from joining the EU's blacklist, diplomatic sources said, though it has failed to fulfill its commitments and Brussels is under pressure to handle the tensions with Ankara.

However, the 27 EU Member States will add the Cayman Islands, the first British overseas territory to join the Black List after Brexit.