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Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with new wave of refugees

Angered by the European parliament's vote to suspend EU membership talks, Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with a new wave of refugees.

Angered by the European parliament's vote to suspend EU membership talks, Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with a new wave of refugees.

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EU-Turkey relations: the 'fear' factor

MEPs have voted in favour of freezing Turkey’s EU membership talks, passing a non-binding resolution in Strasbourg.

MEPs have voted in favour of freezing Turkey’s EU membership talks, passing a non-binding resolution in Strasbourg.

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50 years of Turkish steps towards and back from the European Union

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

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Turkey slams EU for organising vote on halting accession talks

Turkey's President Erdogan slams the EU for its upcoming vote on halting membership talks, saying the ballot has "no value" in Turkish eyes.

Turkey's President Erdogan slams the EU for its upcoming vote on halting membership talks, saying the ballot has "no value" in Turkish eyes.

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EU leaders call for halt to Turkey membership talks

The leaders of the European Parliament’s two largest groups have called for the EU to halt membership talks with Turkey because of its post-coup purges.

The leaders of the European Parliament’s two largest groups have called for the EU to halt membership talks with Turkey because of its post-coup purges.

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EU-Turkey relations tense ahead of membership progress report

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

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Turkish ministers deliver stark warnings to the EU and USA

Could hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees Turkey is currently preventing from crossing into Europe be on the move westwards again soon?

Could hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees Turkey is currently preventing from crossing into Europe be on the move westwards again soon?

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Austria calls Turkey-EU refugee deal a faltering 'house of cards'

The deal to send back to Turkey the migrants reaching Europe's shores is a house of cards falling apart, according to Austria's foreign minister.

The deal to send back to Turkey the migrants reaching Europe's shores is a house of cards falling apart, according to Austria's foreign minister.

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Germany resists pressure to halt EU talks with Turkey

Leaders are concerned by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on suspected dissidents after the coup attempt in July.

Leaders are concerned by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on suspected dissidents after the coup attempt in July.

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Five knock-on effects of Turkey’s failed coup

Few would doubt Turkey’s strategic importance: straddling Europe and Asia it is a key player in Middle East stability at a time of unprecedented volatility.

Few would doubt Turkey’s strategic importance: straddling Europe and Asia it is a key player in Middle East stability at a time of unprecedented volatility.

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Turkey defies EU over anti-terrorism laws after Istanbul attack

Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

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Turkey announces fresh round of EU talks

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says if talks do not proceed according to plan, Turkey may hold its own referendum on EU membership.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says if talks do not proceed according to plan, Turkey may hold its own referendum on EU membership.

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Turkey warns EU migrant deal could collapse if visa-waiver isn't speeded up

With the German chancellor attending the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey’s president has used the occasion to raise the issue of Turkish visa-free travel to the European…

With the German chancellor attending the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey’s president has used the occasion to raise the issue of Turkish visa-free travel to the European…

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The Brief from Brussels: MEPs threaten to block Turkey deal

This is The Brief from Brussels: a daily programme that brings you all the news and views which are making headlines in Europe’s de facto political…

This is The Brief from Brussels: a daily programme that brings you all the news and views which are making headlines in Europe’s de facto political…

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Turkey won't change anti-terror laws for EU visa-free travel - Erdogan

The European Commission asked Turkey for changes in their definition of terrorism to avoid conflicts over freedom of expression as a condition for approving visa-waivers.

The European Commission asked Turkey for changes in their definition of terrorism to avoid conflicts over freedom of expression as a condition for approving visa-waivers.

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EU Commission calls for Schengen zone visa-free travel for Turks

As expected the European Commission, in a wide-ranging press conference to outline major changes to immigration, asylum and refugee policy, is

As expected the European Commission, in a wide-ranging press conference to outline major changes to immigration, asylum and refugee policy, is

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EU Commission to call for visa-free travel for Turks

It is a long-cherished Turkish desire and today the European Commission, in the teeth of opposition from several EU member states, is expected to

It is a long-cherished Turkish desire and today the European Commission, in the teeth of opposition from several EU member states, is expected to

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The Brief from Brussels: EU releases new economic forecasts

The Brief from Brussels brings all the latest news and headlines from Europe’s capital. In this edition: Turkey faces questions over a planned visa

The Brief from Brussels brings all the latest news and headlines from Europe’s capital. In this edition: Turkey faces questions over a planned visa