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New EU border guard launched at Bulgarian-Turkish border

The European Union launched its common border guard on Thursday, hoping it will help keep people away from a bloc that is still struggling with political aftershocks from an uncontrolled influx of refugees and migrants last year. …

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Georgia closes air border with Turkey

Georgia is closing its air border with Turkey and is limiting border checkpoint passage on the ground amid an attempted military coup in Turkey, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said, Sputnik reports. The …

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US acknowledges ‘minor’ Daesh oil smuggling

The US special envoy on International Energy, Amos Hokstayn, has confirmed instances of Daesh smuggling oil to Turkey. However, in his opinion, the amount of oil that reaches the territory of Turkey is negligible. "The volume …

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Brussels doubts in Ankara’s conscientiousness

Today the newspaper London Guardian published an article, which sets out the views of the European officials regarding the upcoming EU-Turkey summit, dedicated to addressing the migration issues. The European politicians have expressed doubts …

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20 Turkish warplanes violate Greek airspace

Some 20 Turkish warplanes have violated Greek airspace, Greek media report. "Five formations of 14 planes, as well as six separate aircraft committed 15 violations and 31 additional violations," RIA Novosti cited the Kathimerini ...

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Turkish helicopters invade Armenian airspace

As reported today by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation under the Armenian government, the airspace of the Republic has been violated twice this week in the direction of Armavir. The violators were military transport helicopters …

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Iranian border guards detained in Turkey

Three Iranian border guards were detained in Turkey, Milliyet newspaper reports. The Iranian border guards illegally entered the territory of Turkey and were detained in the province of Yuksekova. According to the …

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