Germany: EU's Mediterranean anti-migrant mission helping smugglers

Germany: EU's Mediterranean anti-migrant mission helping smugglers

The European Union‘s anti-migrant smuggling mission in the Mediterranean, Operation Sophia, is actually helping people traffickers, the German government has admitted, dpa reports.

Turkey detains around 800 in nationwide anti-ISIL operations

Turkey detains around 800 in nationwide anti-ISIL operations

Turkish police have detained around 800 people in operations targeting alleged members of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the largest crackdown on the terrorist group thus far.

Merkel says she'll seek common ground with Trump

Merkel says she'll seek common ground with Trump

Germany will seek common ground “wherever possible” with U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday, despite differences over Trump’s entry ban for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

Constitutional reform package sent to Erdoğan 12 days after approval in Parliament

Constitutional reform package sent to Erdoğan 12 days after approval in Parliament

A constitutional reform package that introduces an executive presidency in Turkey was sent to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for approval on Thursday, 12 days after Parliament passed the legislation.

Ukraine leader plans referendum on NATO

Ukraine leader plans referendum on NATO

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he wants to hold a referendum on his conflict-torn country joining NATO, in comments to a German newspaper published Thursday, AFP reports.

President Erdoğan, PM Yıldırım agree on April 9 for referendum

President Erdoğan, PM Yıldırım agree on April 9 for referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım have agreed on April 9 for a referendum on a constitutional amendment package that significantly expands Erdoğan’s powers.

The Independent: China military official says war with US under Donald Trump 'becoming practical reality'

The Independent: China military official says war with US under Donald Trump 'becoming practical reality'

War with the US under Donald Trump is “not just a slogan” and becoming a “practical reality”, a senior Chinese military official has said.

Greece says courts independent as Turkey angered by refusal to extradite soldiers

Greece says courts independent as Turkey angered by refusal to extradite soldiers

After Turkey expressed anger over a verdict from the Greek Supreme Court on Thursday denying the extradition of eight servicemen who were allegedly involved in an attempted coup in Turkey last July, the Greek Prime Ministry issued a statement on...