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Turkey’s Erdogan Needs Thicker Skin: EU’s Tusk

By Ercan Gurses and Alastair Macdonald GAZIANTEP, Turkey/BRUSSELS, April 25  – Turkey’s president needs a thicker skin against criticism, a senior EU official suggested as European leaders try to shore up support at home for their deal with Ankara to hold back migrants. Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk, who chairs EU summits, was visiting

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Germany Seeking “Safe Zones” in Syria To Shelter Refugees

By Ercan Gurses and Andreas Rinke GAZIANTEP, Turkey, April 24 – Germany is seeking the creation of “safe zones” to shelter refugees in Syria, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, an idea Turkey has long championed in the face of U.N. caution. Keeping refugees on the Syrian side of the border would help Brussels and Ankara, which hosts 2.7

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EU Leaders Meet to Offer Migrant Deal to Turkey

By Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, March 17  – Leaders of the European Union meet in Brussels on Thursday to agree on a deal to offer Turkey the following day that would secure Ankara’s commitment to a scheme intended to halt migrant flows to the Greek islands. A year into a crisis in which

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