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EU to face the same Afghan migration wave now at Turkey’s borders, Erdoğan tells...

European countries will be affected by a wave of migration from Afghanistan that Turkey already faces on its southern and eastern borders, President Recep...

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Turkish asylum seeker dies in Germany after fleeing persecution in Turkey

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Nacho Sánchez Amor, an MEP from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and EP standing rapporteur on the annual report on Turkey,...

Documents show Turkish diplomats spied on Erdoğan critics in the United Kingdom: report

The Turkish Embassy in London spied on Turkish citizens in the UK and forwarded the illegal profiling list to Ankara, which led to the...

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