Turkey is now willing to accept the liberalisation of travel visa rules with the European Union by the end of the year instead of October, as previously targeted, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag wrote yesterday (4 September), citing senior Turkish government sources.
EU officials have begun to visit the Turkish capital of Ankara with increased frequency in an effort repair the recent damage in ties, which became strained after the July 15 failed coup attempt and the process of visa liberalization for Turkish citizens to the bloc stalled
Dutch police on Sept. 5 detained a 42-year-old Dutchman of Turkish descent for alleged death threats and hate speech after the failed Turkish coup in July, which has ratcheted up tension among Turks in the Netherlands
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reiterated his previous call for the formation of a “safe zone” inside Syria to help solve the migrant problem, while also calling for the creation of a “no-fly zone” in order to secure the region’s security
At the Group of 20 meeting, he gives his full backing to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and pledges to help bring the plotters of a failed coup to justice.