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Switzerland probes Turkish 'political espionage' - swissinfo.ch

The Swiss Attorney General's office has opened criminal proceedings into allegations of political espionage surrounding the Turkish community in Switzerland. The move comes amid a political spat between Switzerland and Turkey ahead of a Turkish ...and more »

Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership - PBS NewsHour

ISTANBUL — Turkey's president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the ...and more »

Laptop ban aims to hinder business as Turkish Airlines flies high: Minister - Hurriyet Daily News

New restrictions on in-cabin large electronic devices on flights from Turkey to the United States and Britain are aimed at stifling economic growth, Turkish Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci said March 23. “We believe that the ban is not about security ...and more »

Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid: Erdoğan - Hurriyet Daily News

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 25 that Turkey may hold another referendum on whether to continue with EU accession talks, following the April 16 referendum to shift to an executive presidential system. “Right now we are holding a ...and more »

Swiss foreign minister warns Turkey against illegal spying - Hurriyet Daily News

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 that will decide whether the current parliamentary ...and more »

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum - Reuters

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip ...and more »

Police remove barricades at Turkish-Bulgarian border - Deutsche Welle

Nationalists had tried to keep Bulgarian-Turkish dual citizens from voting in Bulgaria's upcoming parliamentary election. Meanwhile, Presidents Erdogan and Radev traded barbs. Bulgarien | bulgarische Nationalisten blockieren die Grenze zur Türkei ...and more »

Turkish foreign minister rebuked by Switzerland - swissinfo.ch

Cavusoglu was due to speak at an event in Zurich earlier this month. But it was cancelled for lack of venue. (Keystone). Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter has rebuked his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu for Turkey's political campaigning on ...and more »

Erdogan says Bulgaria's pressure on Turks 'unacceptable' - Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan slammed Bulgaria on Thursday for “putting pressure” on expatriate Turks living there ahead of a parliamentary election amid rising tension between the two neighbors. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan ...and more »

EU seeks explanation over Erdogan comments on Europeans' safety - Financial Times

Brussels has sought an explanation from Turkey for comments in which its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested mounting strain between the EU and Ankara could threaten the safety of Europeans. The EU's diplomatic service summoned Turkey's ambassador ...and more »