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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The number of Turks seeking asylum in Germany is up sharply this year and has been rising steadily since last year’s failed coup attempt, German government data showed on Sept. 18.
BERLIN – Anadolu Agency
German prosecutors on Sept. 12 demanded life imprisonment for the main suspect of a neo-Nazi cell, which murdered eight Turkish immigrants, one Greek citizen and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007.
Countries that fail to take part in the quota scheme for assigning asylum seekers around the European Union could themselves be denied help in other areas, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sept. 10.
BERLIN – Reuters
A German court yesterday said it had dropped a case against a 96-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp because he suffers from dementia, ending one of the last high-profile Nazi prosecutions.
ROME – The Associated Press
Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least five people yesterday in the Tuscan port town of Livorno, including four family members trapped by rising water in their basement.
THESSALONIKI - Agence France-Presse
Halting accession talks with Turkey would be a strategic mistake by the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sept. 10, amid a war of words raging between Berlin and Ankara
A much-anticipated visit from German lawmakers to German troops based in the Konya Air Base in Turkey has taken place under the NATO flag on Sept. 8, Turkish officials said, after a months-long row between Ankara and Berlin over the modalities of the visit.
DELBRUECK, Germany - Reuters
Turks can safely come to Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sept. 10
ATHENS - The Associated Press
Greek authorities say two Turkish brothers were detained on the eastern Aegean island of Chios for illegally crossing from nearby Turkey on a jet ski had allegedly intended to rob banks on the island.
NICOSIA - Anadolu Agency
More than 300 Syrian migrants fleeing from their war-torn country have been stopped by Turkish Coast Guard crews in the west of the Black Sea while attempting to cross into European countries
A Council of Europe working group and the Turkish Justice Ministry met in the capital Ankara between Sept. 7 and 8 to discuss the issue of freedom of speech and fight against terrorism in the country