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France’s Macron Suggests European Union Partnership with Turkey

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Friday that the European Union develop a partnership with Turkey after its leader said he was “seriously tired” of waiting for the bloc to decide if it wants Turkey as a member.

Athens and the EU and IMF have been deadlocked over reforms for months amid disagreements on debt relief and budget targets for Greece

Greek Terror Squad Detains Nine Turks Ahead of Erdogan Visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek counter-terrorism police detained nine Turks in Athens on Tuesday in an investigation into Turkish leftist militant groups, ahead of a scheduled visit next month by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Merkel Wants EU Aid Cut to Turkey for Democratic Backsliding

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law.

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Austrian Minister: Turkey Going in Dangerous Direction

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s foreign minister says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking his country in a “false and dangerous direction” away from the prerequisites needed for European Union membership.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, listens as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, speaks during a joint news conference after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin. Both leaders will meet again on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Ankara, Turkey, …

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Turks in Germany to Vote Merkel Out

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkey on Saturday lashed out at “arrogant” German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition.

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Turkish Opposition Journalists On Trial for ‘Aiding Terrorism’

Journalists and staff from a Turkish newspaper staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are going on trial in Istanbul, accused of aiding terror organisations – a case that has added to concerns over rights and freedoms in Turkey.

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Germany Sends Turkey Warning Signals

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government is signaling to Turkey that its patience is running out and it can hit back against escalating provocations, but has sought to stop well short of burning its bridges with its NATO ally.

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EU Parliament Votes to Freeze Turkey’s Membership Talks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The European Parliament has advised the European Union to freeze accession talks with Turkey amid growing concerns over the country’s human rights and democracy. Turkey rejected Thursday’s move, calling it an attempt to “sabotage” relations with

Demonstrators with banners of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gather outsidethe Turkish consulate to welcome the Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, who decided to travel to Rotterdam by land after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight was barred from landing by the Dutch government, in Rotterdam, Netherlands March …

Berlin Tells Erdogan He Can’t Give Germany Speech

BERLIN (AFP) – Germany said Thursday it had rejected a request by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address ethnic Turks in Germany next week on the sidelines of a G20 summit.