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French voters just won’t tolerate corruption in politics anymore - that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country’s powerful security minister
ROME - Agence France-Presse
European Union leaders renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome on March 25, celebrating the troubled bloc’s 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain
ZURICH - Reuters
Switzerland’s foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on March 23 that his country would “rigorously investigate” any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before the April 16 referendum
Yorgo Kirbaki - ATHENS
A total of 236 Turkish citizens have sought asylum in Greece since the July 2016 failed coup attempt, marking a rising trend in the number of requests compared to previous years
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility on March 23 for an attack the previous day by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a crowded London bridge before stabbing a police officer to death on the grounds of parliament.
BERLIN – Reuters
The results of Turkey’s April 16 referendum on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with an executive presidency should be awaited before any comments are made on Turkey’s relations with the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
U.K. Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore has criticized ruling AKP Istanbul deputy Burhan Kuzu and daily Star editor-in-chief of Nuh Albayrak over their remarks on the March 22 U.K. parliament attack
Bulgaria head’s to a parliamentary election on March 26 amid a row over with Turkey over a new party representing Bulgaria’s Turkish minority and protests aiming to prevent dual citizenship holders from Turkey casting their vote.
BRUSSELS - Reuters
The European Commission said on March 23 it had summoned the Turkish ambassador to explain comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Europeans would not be able to "walk safely on the streets" if they kept up their current attitude towards Turkey.
British police said March 24 they had made two further “significant” arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer, born Adrian Russell Ajao, who left four people dead.
The president of the European Parliament has banned the distribution of Turkish pro-government English language Daily Sabah at parliament, upon the request of a Dutch MEP, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 23.