Turkish lawmakers have backed the first article of a bill that would strip parliamentarians of their immunity from prosecution.
Relations between Germany and Turkey have been strained for months. But tensions appear to be easing. Now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apparently would even like to invite the German chancellor to his country.
Ankara's mayor, Melih Gokcek, has stepped down, becoming the sixth mayor to resign as Turkey's Erdogan purges his party's ranks. Erdogan appears to be worried about a string of elections in 2019.
Turkey's President Recep Erdogan is on his way to Serbia – along with a phalanx of welcomed investors. It is more than an economic visit: Ankara is looking for political inroads to the EU's backyard.
The Greek parliament has changed a century-old law that gave Islamic courts priority over family law matters among the Muslim minority in Western Thrace. Greece is the only EU country with Islamic religious courts.
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