Turkey’s President Assures International Investors of Safe Environment

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has assured foreign investors that the country is stable amidst a three-month state of emergency declared after the July 15 failed coup attempt.

World » Southeast Europe | August 2, 2016, Tuesday // 18:19 | Viewed: 1941

Over 257,000 Migrants Enter Europe by Sea in 2016, Fatalities Top 3,000 - IOM

An estimated 257,186 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 27 July, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Tuesday.

World | August 2, 2016, Tuesday // 15:35 | Viewed: 1807

Turkey's Economy Lost USD 100 B Due to Coup Attempt - Official

Turkish Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci has said his country's economy has already lost around USD 100 M as a result of the failed coup attempt of July 15.

World » Southeast Europe | August 2, 2016, Tuesday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1712

Turkey Ties Migrant Deal to EU Visa Waiver

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu has warned his country will not hold on to the migrant deal reached with the EU unless the latter proceeds the visa liberalization the two sides agreed on in the spring.

World » Southeast Europe | August 1, 2016, Monday // 12:16 | Viewed: 5727

Turkey to Demand Extradition of 'Gülenist' from Bulgaria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said a delegation will be sent to Bulgaria to demand the extradition of a man allegedly affiliated to US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, the public radio has said.

World » Southeast Europe | August 1, 2016, Monday // 11:04 | Viewed: 2537

Turkey Restructrures Army, Seeks Changes to Intelligence

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced changes to the armed forces's organizational structure following the failed coup attempt on July 15.

World » Southeast Europe | July 31, 2016, Sunday // 10:04 | Viewed: 2577

Greece’s PM to Discuss Cooperation in Energy, Transport on Bulgaria Visit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Bulgaria on Monday for talks expected to focus on energy and transport, Greek newspaper Kathimerini has reported.

World » Southeast Europe | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 20:42 | Viewed: 2398

Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions - Reuters

Bulgaria and six other EU Member States of southern and eastern Europe is one of the main targets of Russia’s efforts to end the economic sanctions of the bloc imposed over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters has reported, citing diplomats.

World » Russia | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 11:52 | Viewed: 4043

Over 250,000 Migrants Arrive in Europe by Sea in 2016 - IOM

A total of 251,557 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 27 July, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

World | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 10:28 | Viewed: 2133

Red Cross Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Iraq  

With fighting in Iraq intensifying, up to one million more people could be forced to flee their homes in the coming weeks and months, posing a massive humanitarian problem for the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.

World | July 29, 2016, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1975

Migrant Arrivals in Greece Increase after Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

The number of migrants arriving in Greece has increased following the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, AFP has reported, citing officials.

World » Southeast Europe | July 29, 2016, Friday // 12:20 | Viewed: 5924

Germany to Stick to Open-Door Policy on Refugees, Chancellor Merkel Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her open-door policy towards refugees, despite a series of attacks in the country in July.

World » EU | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 23:17 | Viewed: 2314

France to Form National Guard to Help Counter Terror Attacks

French President Francois Hollande announced on Thursday the creation of a National Guard which will be tasked with protecting the citizens from terror attacks.

World | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 73212

Two Top Generals Resign in Turkey before Supreme Council Meeting

Two members of Turkey's Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) stepped down on Thursday morning, little before a meeting of the committe aimed at restucturing it in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt, Turkish media report.

World » Southeast Europe | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 14:05 | Viewed: 5191

Putin Incorporates Crimea into Southern Federal District

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the unification of the Crimean Peninsula with the Southern Federal District, previously known as the North Caucasian Federal District, TASS reports.

World » Russia | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 13:23 | Viewed: 74985

EU Could Block Turkish Stream Construction - Ukrainian Official

The head of Ukraine's Naftogaz has suggested the European Union could prevent Russia and Turkey from building the so-called Turkish Stream pipeline by blocking the use of deepwater building technology.

World » Ukraine | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 08:04 | Viewed: 13081

Macedonia President: Balkan Terror Attacks Should Not Be Ruled Out

Nationals of Balkan countries who went to fight in Syria and are now returning are among factors that could result in terror attacks in the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 07:12 | Viewed: 2279

Nearly 5.5% of CESEE Population Emigrated since 1990 - IMF

Emigration from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) has been unusually large, persistent, and dominated by educated and young people, whose exodus has worsened already adverse demographic trends in CESEE, the IMF has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 23:05 | Viewed: 1528

Bulgarian, Serbian Military Discuss Progress in Joint Action against Irregular Migration  

Senior officers of Bulgarian and Serbian armed forces have met to discuss possibilities for deepening the cooperation in ensuring the protection of the border between the two Balkan neighbours against irregular migration.

World » Southeast Europe | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 20:05 | Viewed: 1933

EU Appoints Michel Barnier to Lead Negotiations on Brexit

The European Commission said on Wednesday it appointed Michel Barnier as chief negotiator in Brexit talks once Britain decides to start negotiations on leaving the bloc.

World » EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 15:40 | Viewed: 46459

Ansbach Attacker 'Feared Deportation to Bulgaria'

The Syrian man who blew himself up in the German town of Ansbach had raised his fears of a prospective deportation to Bulgaria, German media report.

World » EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 11:17 | Viewed: 2653