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Migrant Deal with Turkey Working Well, Says EU Official

VIENNA, July 25 – An EU deal with Turkey to stem the westward flow of migrants is working well, and day-to-day bilateral ties are better than rhetoric might suggest, the bloc’s top official for relations with neighbouring states said. Austrian Johannes Hahn made the comments to ORF radio on Tuesday, days after Germany raised the

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Erdogan Warns Turkey Could Open Gates for Migrants if Pushed by EU

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Nov 25 – President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Turkey could open its gates for migrants to Europe if pushed into a corner by the European Union, a day after European lawmakers voted for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Ankara. Members of the European Parliament voted for

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EU Making “Serious Mistakes” Over Failed Turkish Coup: Turkish Minister

ANKARA, Aug 10  – The European Union is making serious mistakes in its response to Turkey’s failed coup and is losing support for EU membership from Turks as a result, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. In an interview with the state-run Anadolu agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey’s rapprochement with Russia was not meant as

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Erdogan Reaffirms EU Membership as Turkey’s “Strategic Goal”

ANKARA, May 9 – Membership of the European Union remains Turkey’s strategic goal and a deal to liberalise visas for Turks visiting the bloc should accelerate the accession process, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. His written statement appeared to be an attempt to clarify Ankara’s position days after Erdogan said Turkey would not make

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