Merkel to visit Turkey Sunday to discuss terror, Syria
Germany’s Angela Merkel will visit Turkey Sunday to discuss terrorism, the war in Syria and the refugee crisis, her spokesman said, after bombs killed 97 people in Ankara at the weekend. The chancellor would meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for talks on “the joint battle against terrorism, the situation in Syria and managing the refugee crisis,” said Steffen Seibert on Monday.
16 October, 2015 EU haggles with Turkey over migrant plan EU leaders haggled Thursday over a deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants towards Europe, with Ankara demanding three billion euros in exchange for agreeing to a plan to curb the crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned leaders gathering for a summit in Brussels that Europe […]
18 October, 2015 German politician stabbed in attack tied to migrant crisis A German mayoral candidate active in helping refugees was seriously wounded on Saturday in what police described as a stabbing with a "racist, political" motive, heaping further pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over the migrant crisis. The German leader expressed her "shock" over the […]
1 November, 2015 Davutoglu: Turkey's bookish PM celebrates unexpected victory Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's mild-mannered demeanour belies his abilities as a tough negotiator and strategic thinker who has been at the heart of government since Recep Tayyip Erdogan first came to power in 2003. The bookish former academic was celebrating on Sunday after he […]
6 October, 2015 Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the EU consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria during talks to address Europe's spiralling migrant crisis. Speaking after the discussions in Brussels, Erdogan said Turkey was bearing the brunt of the crisis and pressed the bloc to […]
27 August, 2014 New Turkey PM leaves troubled foreign policy legacy Turkey's new premier and outgoing foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves his successor a troubled legacy after a bold policy to expand Turkish influence across the ex-Ottoman empire left the country painfully exposed to the Syria and Iraq crises. Critics accuse Davutoglu of persuing […]