"Terror doesn’t form by itself. Terror and terrorists have gardeners"
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
"It's almost unthinkable to try to explain to a fanatic that you met a girl, fell in love and prefer to go with her to the cinema instead of participating in another fight."
Former far-right group member
"Since we have a banking union, there needs to be a European solution."
European Economic Commissioner
"Viktor Orbán is not the only populist politician on the continent with burning ambitions and politics that belong in a dark and distant past."
Gauri van Gulik
Europe Director, Amnesty International
""Alone we wouldn't be as successful as we are with the 22 countries together""
Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta
Chief Diversity Officer, European Space Agency
"It’s mainly due to drinking of water from contaminated, shallow sources. We’ve intensified chlorine spraying in the localised infection centres."
"The external public debt stock increased by Sh42.5 billion ($4,253.0 million) from Sh185 billion ($18,504.5 million) on December 2016 to Sh227 billion ($22,757.4 million) by end of December last year."
"To try to demand from the government in Belgrade to make a choice: whether you are with Russia or you with the West well, it is to step on the same rake as in the Ukrainian crisis"
Russian foreign minister
Turkey's air and ground 'Operation Olive Branch' in the Afrin region of northern Syria is now in its fifth day, targeting Kurdish YPG fighters and opening a new front in Syria's multi-sided civil war.
Ankara claims it's taking all measures to prevent civilian casualties
Salih Muslim tells euronews that Moscow is also involved in the northern Syrian campaign, known as 'Operation Olive Branch'.
Turkish leader says the fighting won't stop until the mission to oust Kurdish YPG militia is complete
Turkey is waging a military campaign with rebel allies against a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region.
Attacks come after a day of Turkish artillery bombardments and airstrikes into Syria against Kurdish positions.
The Turkish military is set to activate ground operations in addition to the air strikes it has launched against the US-backed YPG militia in Afrin province
The Turkish foreign minister says Donald Trump agreed to halt funding to Syrian Kurdish fighters but the claim is denied by US officials
France, Britain, the US, and Germany demand UN extend mandate on Syria chemical probe while Russia says there is not enough evidence.
President Massoud Barzani announces he will step down after his failed independence bid
Barzani's announcement came as a shock to the Iraqi Kurdish population
Kurdish YPJ and SDF fighters have announced the fall of Raqqa and the end of ISIL's tyranny in the Syrian city.
US backed Syrian forces celebrate after they take Raqqa from so-called Islamic State fighters.
The Kurds nervously eye joint Iraqi and Iranian military exercises near their border.
The central Iraqi government has told the Kurds in Erbil their international flights will be embargoed from Friday 6pm local time.
Iraq announces punitive measures against Kurdistan following an indepedence vote Baghdad says is unconstitutional.
Turkey's president says Iraqi Kurds will go hungry if Ankara imposes sanctions in protest at Monday's referendum.
The UN Security Council has expressed concern about the "potentially destabilising impact" of the vote
Loup Bureau says he is both relieved and surprised to have been freed on Friday.
A market has sprung up in the centre of the city where Syrian government forces recently ended a three-year siege by the militants.