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The only way to jumpstart stalled Turkey-EU ties is to hold a high-level summit between the two parties, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said, suggesting that it should occur in the first half of 2017 and produce concrete results in Turkey’s accession process, as well as a visa exemption to Turkish nationals.
BERLIN - Reuters
Germany is to increase its army by 5,000 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said on Feb. 21, bringing the total to 198,000 in 2024, at a time when U.S. pressure is mounting on European NATO members to raise military spending.
BRUSSELS – Reuters
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Feb. 20 that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right
Three migrants were killed when a boat carrying at least eight people sank on the Maritza River in northwestern Turkey early on Feb. 22, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
A Montenegrin prosecutor said on Feb. 19 that some “Russian state bodies” were involved in a coup attempt during October’s election last year, with the aim of stopping the Balkan country from joining NATO
Resuming interrupted peace talks on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is up to the Greek Cypriots, said the Turkish Cypriot leader, two days before a planned leaders’ meeting.
The worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War over the last five years due to demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said on Feb. 20
BEIRUT – Reuters
French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting on Feb. 21 with Lebanon’s grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter
One soldier has been killed and another wounded in eastern Ukraine, the army said on Feb. 20, as it accused rebels of breaking a new truce deal announced at the weekend and which took effect as of Feb. 20
LONDON - The Associated Press
Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport
A Belgian court sentenced on Feb. 20 outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) militant Fehriye Erdal to 15 years in jail and deprived her of civil and political rights for 10 years in absentia for crimes committed in Turkey