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The EU and Turkey pushed to mend strained ties as Ankara's foreign minister visited Brussels.

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy party came to power.

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Alex Kassidiaris

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

<em>Greece</em> wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

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Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

Greece called on EU authorities to ensure Turkey take back nearly 1,500 people whose asylum requests were denied.

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EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

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Erdogan says wants EU ties 'back on track'

Erdogan said he wanted to improve relations with the European Union and hoped the bloc will follow too.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun ...

Turkey invites <em>Greece</em> to maritime dispute talks

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Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

Turkey's top diplomat requested that Greece "hold the first meeting in January", while Athens said it had received no official ...

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Albania rescues Syrian refugees heading for Italy by boat

Sixteen people were hospitalised after their boat was stuck due to bad weather.

Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

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Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

Spanish ministers have revealed that diplomatic relations with Turkey are improving.

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

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Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

Ankara wants to mend its strained relations with the European Union this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Kaymakci said.

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in Kuwait

A 27-year-old from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon community attempted to set himself alight over dire living conditions, local media have reported.

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Athens' first mosque reopens on Christmas Day

The Greek capital's first mosque has been allowed to reopen on Christmas Day after it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

Turkish imports to the Maghreb region have risen sharply, especially "Made in Turkey" textiles.

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

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Refugees say 'fewer rights than animals' on Lesbos

The migrant volunteers said they were eager to help improve living conditions in the camp.

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Alex Kassidiaris

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for ...

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Turkey extends Libya troop deployment

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Turkey extends Libya troop deployment

Turkey's support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli helped stave off an offensive by eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar with ...

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