Two incidents involving migrant boats near the Turkish coast have followed UN warnings last week that Syrian refugees are being driven into the arms of human traffickers in a growing humanitarian crisis.
Turkish police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of Tajik opposition leader Umarali Kuvatov, who was shot and killed in Istanbul last Thursday.
The Turkish Parliament voted on Jan. 20 to maintain the immunity of four former ministers facing charges of corruption.
Attacks on media freedom by the Turkish government are the subject of much concern within the European Parliament (EP), according to a document detailing members' concerns over crackdowns on journalists, especially those covering corruption issues.
After a ship packed with 360 Syrian migrants was rescued en route from Turkey to Italy, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has denounced current European Union anti-trafficking operations as insufficient.
The leader of the Turkish opposition has claimed that the media ban on a major corruption investigation serves only to protect thieves.
Two defendants accused of involvement in Armenia's largest drug bust to date declared their innocence this week at the Goris branch of Syunik Court of Jurisdiction.
Bilal Erdogan, son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is being investigated by Italian prosecutors on suspicion of money laundering, reported Turkish news outlet Today’s Zaman.
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