Dutch PM bars Turkish minister as rally dispute escalates

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Thomas Escritt ANKARA/ROTTERDAM, Mar 12 : The Netherlands barred Turkey’s foreign minister from landing in Rotterdam in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, leading President Tayyip Erdogan to brand its fellow NATO member a “Nazi remnant”. Yesterday the dispute escalated in the evening as Turkey’s family minister was […]

Turkish minister heads to France amid overseas campaigning row

By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France, Mar 11 : Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is expected to address a public meeting in France tomorrow, a local official said, a day after the Netherlands barred his plane from landing in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres. Cavusoglu is scheduled to speak in Metz, eastern […]

Debacle over Berlin’s new airport draws derision at travel show

By Victoria Bryan BERLIN, Mar 10 : As Berlin hosts the world’s largest annual travel fair, the ITB, much talk at the show this year has been over the city’s long-delayed new airport and a strike that paralysed air travel today. The German capital is currently served by two cold war airports – Tegel in […]

Hungary to detain migrants in border camps, alarming UN

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, Mar 7 : Hungary approved plans today to detain migrants in camps on its border, state news agency MTI said, a step which the United Nations said violates European Union law and will have a “terrible physical and psychological impact” on asylum seekers. The measures, passed by parliament, will also tighten […]

Banks, basic resources lift European shares on Trump-trade

By Helen Reid LONDON, Mar 1 : Basic resource stocks were the top performers in a rising European share market on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged $1 trillion of infrastructure spending in his first speech to Congress. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 1 percent, with Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC 40 outperforming […]