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Reina Attacker 'Targeted Taksim Square' on New Year

Turkish authorities say the gunman who opened fire on New Year revelers in Istanbul, killing 39 people and wounding 65, was initially targeting the landmark Taksim Square, according to Hürriyet Daily News.

World » Southeast Europe | January 19, 2017, Thursday // 07:29 | Viewed: 743

Turkey’s Prosecutor’s Office Demands Life Sentences for HDP Leaders

The co-chairmen of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) are threatened by life sentences if the court confirms the verdicts demanded by the Prosecutor’s Office, reported BGNES.

World » Southeast Europe | January 17, 2017, Tuesday // 21:48 | Viewed: 1002

Istanbul Nightclub Attack: Turkish Police Arrest Suspect

Police in Turkey have detained the suspect in the attack on a nightclub in Istanbul which left 39 people dead, Turkish media report.

World » Southeast Europe | January 17, 2017, Tuesday // 07:22 | Viewed: 1453

Turkey’s Deputy PM: Intelligence Organisation Partook in Istanbul Attack

The mass shooting in a night club in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve was carried out in a professional manner, with the participation of an intelligence organisation, stated on Monday Turkey’s Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş, cited by Reuters.

World » Southeast Europe | January 16, 2017, Monday // 21:22 | Viewed: 1112

Romania’s Ex President Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

Romania’s Military Prosecutor’s Office has indicted former head of state Ion Iliescu on charges of crimes against humanity in the case of using miners for quashing an anti-government demonstration in Bucharest in June 1990.

World » Southeast Europe | January 16, 2017, Monday // 19:34 | Viewed: 1475

3 People Wounded in Explosion in Turkey's Diyarbakır

Three people have been wounded in an explosion in the southeastern Turkish region of Diyarbakır on Monday, announced security sources, cited by Reuters.

World » Southeast Europe | January 16, 2017, Monday // 17:27 | Viewed: 1200

80% of Syrian Refugees To Remain in Turkey

About 20% of the nearly 3 million Syrian refugees residing in Turkey are expected to return to their homes, reported BTA.

World » Southeast Europe | January 16, 2017, Monday // 16:14 | Viewed: 1380

Belgrade Could Turn Into "New Calais"

Belgrade could turn into “a new Calais” for migrants abandoned by European authorities, announced the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without borders.

World » Southeast Europe | January 16, 2017, Monday // 15:42 | Viewed: 1207

Turkey MPs Clear Last Article of Constitutional Changes

Lawmakers in Turkey on Sunday passed the last article of the much disputed constitutional amendments which removes the obligation for Presidents to disassociate themselves from the own party.

World » Southeast Europe | January 16, 2017, Monday // 11:13 | Viewed: 1065

Serbia's ex-FM Running for President

Former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has said he will run in the presidential election this spring.

World » Southeast Europe | January 16, 2017, Monday // 07:46 | Viewed: 1172

Turkish MPs Adopt Three More Articles of Constitutional Reform

Lawmakers in Turkey have approved new articles of a proposed consitutional reform package allowing for changes to the country's top judicial body, regulation of the annual budget and a switch of the government system, local media report.

World » Southeast Europe | January 15, 2017, Sunday // 15:59 | Viewed: 1169

Greek Farmers Brace for New Border Blockades

Greek farmers stand ready to sep up new roadblocks on the country's borders after negotiations with the government have reached a deadlock, Bulgaria's public radio says.

World » Southeast Europe | January 15, 2017, Sunday // 14:09 | Viewed: 1414

Serbia, Kosovo in Row over 'Plans to Attack Train'

Tensions grew between Serbia and Kosovo on Saturday after Belgrade ordered that a train be halted before entering the Kosovar territory due to reports of a planned attack.

World » Southeast Europe | January 15, 2017, Sunday // 10:18 | Viewed: 1440

Turkey To Grant Citizenship to Rich Foreigners

Turkey will grant citizenship to foreigners if they fulfill certain financial conditions, read a decision of the authorities published in the State Gazette on January 12, reported BGNES.

World » Southeast Europe | January 13, 2017, Friday // 12:39 | Viewed: 1532

Turkish Parliament Approves Key Points of Constitutional Reform

The Turkish Parliament has approved key points of the constitutional reform which will allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees.

World » Southeast Europe | January 13, 2017, Friday // 10:30 | Viewed: 1210

Constitutional Reforms Debate Causes Mass Fight in Turkish Parliament

The debate on the constitutional reforms which have to turn Turkey from a parliamentary into a presidential republic, insisted on by the current head of state Recep Erdoğan, started in a very tense atmosphere in Parliament and led to a mass fight after te

World » Southeast Europe | January 12, 2017, Thursday // 21:50 | Viewed: 1888

Turkish MPs Allow Constitutional Changes

The Turkish Parliament voted late on Monday night to change the constitution of the country.

World » Southeast Europe | January 10, 2017, Tuesday // 21:54 | Viewed: 1226

Three People Die After Roof Collapses in Istanbul Mosque

Three people died and ten more were wounded after the roof of a tent collapsed under the pressure of snow in the yard of a popular mosque in Istanbul, reported Focus agency.

World » Southeast Europe | January 10, 2017, Tuesday // 18:32 | Viewed: 1167

Romania's Parliament To Investigate EUR 2 B Budget Shortage

The leadership of the Romanian Parliament (the permanent bureaus of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate) has launched an inspection on suspicions of the disappearance of EUR 2 B from the treasury of the country.

World » Southeast Europe | January 10, 2017, Tuesday // 17:35 | Viewed: 1250

Turkey Supports Turkish Lira After It Depreciates To Record Low Level

Turkey’s Central Bank announced measures in support of the national currency after it reached a new record minimum  against  the background of investors’ apprehensions that the country might concentrate executive power in the hands of the president, repor

World » Southeast Europe | January 10, 2017, Tuesday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1285

Macedonia's Gruevski Handed Mandate to Form Govt

VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski has been given a mandate to form the next government of Macedonia, state-run MIA news agency reports.

World » Southeast Europe | January 9, 2017, Monday // 16:23 | Viewed: 1376
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