""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
A Turkish asylum-seeker describes the moment the flimsy vessel carrying him and others capsized while crossing the Evros River to Greece.
Fatih Yasar is the only known survivor of a capsized boat fleeing Turkey.
A resolution before the European Parliament in Strasbourg calls for EU accession funds to be withheld until criteria are met.
A court in Istanbul has ruled to release the head of Amnesty International in the country after nearly eight months in jail.
Ankara says it needs to continue with the measures to combat security challenges
Athens has not ruled out extradition to a third country.
The Greek government's move came hours after Turkey criticised a local panel's decision to accept a helicopter pilot's asylum request
The United States says it will resume visa services in Turkey after an earlier diplomatic row over local employees.
Tahsin and his family were forced to flee Turkey. Their crime? Being accused of supporting the Gülen movement
To make the journey to Greece easier, Tahsin told his children their escape was 'a game'.
A courtroom in New York is hearing testimony from a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, amid claims that top Turkish officials helped Iran get around U.S. sanctions
A family of five fleeing Turkish authorities has drowned after their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea. Their bodies washed up on the Greek island of Lesbos.
A rare insight into the life of an ordinary worker blacklisted by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government
Since last year's failed coup, authorities have jailed more than 50,000 people over suspected links to President Erdogan's archenemy.
Turkish authorities issued detention warrants for 115 people across 15 provinces over alleged links to last year's failed coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday.
A total of 137 suspects attended the first hearing in a major case into last year’s failed coup attempt in Turkey,
Washington and Ankara row over arrest of US consulate employee in Istanbul
A Turkish court has sentenced dozens of people accused of trying to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to life in prison.
In Turkey, arrest warrants have been issued for 35 people, including nine journalists, linked to last July’s attempted military coup.
It comes after a coup suspect appeared in court with 'Hero' written across his t-shirt.