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

UN: World Needs to Prepare for ‘Millions’ of Climate Refugees

FILE – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gestures as he speaks during a news conference after the First Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Dec. 17, 2019. DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – The world needs to prepare for a surge … Read More

A rocky year for earthquake-prone Turkey with over 23,000 tremors

A house collapsed in an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude in Ac?payam district of Denizli, Mar. 31, 2019. (AA Photo) Turkey saw a rise in the number of earthquakes in 2019. Tremors in Turkey and its immediate region jumped to 23,380 … Read More

Russia threatens to unleash hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees on Europe

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The Syrian army’s offensive in the Idlib province in December, accompanied by the mass bombing of settlements by the Russian Aerospace Forces, has brought the Middle East to the brink of a new migration catastrophe. The series of bombing runs … 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

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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

Israel Assisting Syrian Kurds: Foreign Ministry

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Tzipi Hotovely ERBIL – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer for assisting the Syrian Kurds has been accepted, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has revealed. The Israeli official noted that they “are assisting them through a number of channels,” and that advocating … Read More

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