Erdoğan, new EU commission head discuss Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the new president of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen discussed Turkey’s EU accession and the country’s Syrian refugee population in a phone call on Sunday. The pair talked about the 2016 Ankara- EU agreement on Syrian refugees and  the voluntary return of[Read More…]

Turkey detains 4 Kurdish mayors who were removed from office

Turkish police on Monday detained four Kurdish mayors, including the chief executive of Turkey’s largest predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakır, after first removing them from office in a recent controversial move, according to Turkish media reports. Former Diyarbakır Mayor Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı, who was fired by an Interior Ministry decision[Read More…]