Leaders of the European Union (EU) and countries around the Mediterranean gather in Paris on Sunday to forge a union. The Paris summit brings together heads of state and government of all 27 EU nations and leaders from North Africa, the Middle East and the Western Balkans.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan urged EU President France to loyal its commitments in the accession talks with Turkey at his meeting held with French President Nicholas Sarkozy in Paris on Sunday, where he is attending the summit on the "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean." Heads of state and government from 43 countries are in Paris for the launch summit of the new regional club, bringing together countries that line the Mediterranean as well as European Union member states.
Istanbul: Court requests review of accusation against two Christians under revised Article 301.
ISTANBUL. Twenty months after two Turkish Christians went on trial for allegedly “insulting Turkishness and Islam,” a local criminal court has requested a Justice Ministry review of one of three charges in the case.
MALATY: Defense turns trial of slaughter of three Christians into missionary witch-hunt.
Despite new court testimony naming a web of ranking local officials behind the slaughter of three Christians in Malatya last year, defense lawyers for the alleged murderers attempted to turn last week’s hearing into an investigation into Christian missionary activities.