Turkey earthquake: At least 31 dead as buildings collapse

At least 31 people have been killed and more than 1,600 injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude-6.8 quake centered on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into … Read More

2020 Could See A Renewed Refugee Crisis In Europe

A desperate scramble from Syria’s Idlib province has begun. Pouring from the last rebel stronghold as state troops advance, the region’s weary populace face a perilous journey. The road north is their only real hope—but strafed daily by machine gun … Read More

Turkey warns refugee crisis could return with a vengeance in 2020 as Greece struggles with overcrowded camps

A Syrian family flees fighting in the country’s northwestern Idlib region CREDIT: AFP Five years after Europe’s migrant crisis eased, Turkey is warning that it may no longer be able to handle a growing flood of refugees from Syria on its own. … Read More

Erdogan: refugees will enter Europe unless EU does more

posted in: European Union, News

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Council of the European Union). Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again used the millions of refugees hosted in the country as a bargaining chip against the European Union. Speaking alongside Hungary’s prime … Read More

Erdogan warns Europe of new migration crisis

Bombardments by the Assad regime have led millions of Syrians to flee their home country (Photo: Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail) Turkey cannot handle “another refugee wave” from Syria, the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Sunday (22 December). Talking at an … Read More

Erdogan Threatens NATO Effort to Block Russian Aggression in the Baltics

(Bloomberg) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “oppose steps in NATO” unless the bloc supports his fight against Syrian Kurdish militants, threatening an alliance plan to defend Baltic states against Russian aggression. Ankara has been holding up the … Read More

The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis Will Break Europe’s Back

As the possibility of another exodus increases, Greece’s decrepit refugee camps expose how the EU wasted the past three years. Afghan men gather outside the main gate of the Moria camp as migrants wait to be processed on the Greek … Read More

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

posted in: Middle East, News

Turkey’s Syria invasion following the US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East. Smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP By invading northern … Read More

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