migrants in the East

187 asylum seekers held off Turkey's Aegean coast

A total of 187 asylum seekers were held off the coast of Cesme district of Izmir, Turkey’s Aegean province, on Wednesday, sources said. Teams of Turkish Coast Guard Command caught a boat carrying the migrants planning to go …

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Turkish Coast Guard rescues 162 asylum seekers

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued at least 162 asylum seekers who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek side, security sources said Thursday. The Turkish Coast Guard said in a statement that a team was dispatched to an …

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Turkey holds off over 1,400 illegal migrants

A total of 1,471 irregular migrants were held off Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts over the last one week, Anadolu Agency reports with a reference to the Turkish Coast Guard. “A total of 1,471 irregular migrants and …

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Visa deal or no migrant deal, Turkey warns EU

Turkey stood its ground over the contentious issue of visa-free travel for its citizens on Saturday, warning German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials it would stop taking back migrants from Europe if the bloc failed …

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Flow of refugees to Turkey decreases

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated about huge decrease in the number refugees, coming into the country, after the decision of Ankara to revise the visa regime. "Turkey carries out its task in the …

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Dozens of migrants drown near Turkey's coast again

Two capsized boats near the Turkish coast have deprived 33 illegal immigrants of their lives. The largest number were near the town of Ayvalık in Balykeser province, in which 22 people died. Another 11 people drowned when their ...

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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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Did Berlin and Ankara agree?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Turkey for talks with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be characterized as an emergency measure, which Germany …

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What will Putin and Erdogan discuss in Moscow?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to hold a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will arrive in Moscow to attend the opening ceremony of the Cathedral Mosque on September 23, …

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