Germany Alarmed by Spike in Migrants Reaching Greece From Turkey

(Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is watching with alarm the growing number of migrants reaching the Greek islands from Turkey. The swell of asylum seekers crossing the western Aegean Sea is a sign of trouble in the arrangements … Read More

Russia Open to Dialogue, Putin Invites G7

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Vladivostok, Russia, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin invited the countries of the Group of Seven (G7) to Russia and assured that Moscow is open to dialogue with its members, during his speech on Thursday at the Eastern Economic … Read More

Germany: Over 600 attacks on refugees in first half of 2019

Asylum-seekers and refugees continue to be a target of attack in Germany — and they are almost always victims of far-right violence. Offenses range from verbal slurs to arson and dangerous bodily harm. German police registered a total of 609 attacks … Read More

Turkey plans to return 1 million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey plans to resettle 1 million refugees in northern Syria and may reopen the route for migrants into Europe if it does not receive adequate international support for the plan, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. Ankara, … Read More

Russia, Turkey mull cooperation in electronic warfare

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The Russian Air Force’s Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet lands after performing during the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 in Zhukovsky, Russia, Aug. 27, 2019. Russian and Turkish officials were to set to discuss cooperation on Su-35 and Su-67 … Read More

Christians in northeast Syria fear Turkish invasion

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Turkey apparently wants to rout the Kurds across the border, but Syriac population is in the middle. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at the dedication of a Syriac Orthodox church outside of Istanbul this past week. But is Erdoğan at the … Read More

Russia and Turkey are Becoming Allies, Overshadowing Israel

Components of Russia’s S-400 missile-defense system are unloaded near Ankara on July 12. An emerging Russia-Turkey alliance in defense and energy will have long-term effects on the Middle East and Israel. This comes in the wake of Turkey acquiring Russia’s … Read More

Over 795,000 irregular migrants held since 2016 in Turkey

Turkey has been the main route for irregular migrants trying to cross to Europe due to disputes in home countries. File photo – Photograph: Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı Over 795,000 irregular migrants and some 18,000 human smugglers have been held in … Read More

Russian Military Intervenes After Deadly Clashes Between Syrian & Turkish Armies

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Via AlMasdarNews.com The Russian military quickly intervened to prevent a deadly confrontation between the Syrian and Turkish forces on Saturday. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) first opened fire on the militant-held Sheir Magher area after the Turkish-backed rebels fired several … Read More

Trump announces U.S.-China trade truce, talks to resume

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OSAKA, Japan — President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting — at least for now — an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said existing … Read More

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