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Erdogan says Turkey never needed help, support from EU

Ankara has never needed help or support from the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive wide-ranging interview with US media.

Turkey says could ‘part ways’ with EU if necessary

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Ankara could abandon its long-running EU membership process in response to a report from Brussels condemning Turkey’s “downward spiral in terms of human rights.”

Iran: Europe decision on JCPOA commitments illegal, retaliatory measure to come 

Iran says a decision by the European Union and three European countries of the UK, France and Germany, not to abide by their commitments under the nuclear deal, (JCPOA), is illegal and that Tehran will respond appropriately to the “provocative act.”

US, EU to warn UAE against trading with Russia: Report

The US, the UK and the European Union are making a new push to convince the United Arab Emirates to stop the flow of goods to Russia that could help it in the war against Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal.

EU’s Borrell censures Quran sacrilege amid growing Muslim outrage

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has condemned the recent desecration of the Holy Quran in some European states as "disrespectful", calling for mutual understanding and respect.

Turkey to give in to EU demands over immigration rules: Report

Turkey will amend its immigration policy to make it more difficult for asylum seekers to gain Turkish citizenship, as Ankara seeks to meet European Union requirements and boost its bids to join the bloc, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has reported.

Egypt blames EU for canceling meeting with Arab League over Syria’s readmission

Cairo has lashed out at the latest move by the European Union (EU) to cancel next week’s ministerial meeting with the Arab League over Syria’s readmission to the pan-Arab body. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has denounced the decision as regrettable.

EU delegation calls off Europe Day reception in Israel over far-right minister involvement

The European Union delegation in Israel has cancelled its Europe Day diplomatic reception over the planned participation of Israel's Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir.

EU imposes sanctions on relatives of Syria’s president over drugs

The European Union has put sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's cousins over the trafficking of the amphetamine drug Captagon.

EU Parliament sacks VP over corruption scandal

The European Parliament has voted to dismiss its vice president over claims that she took bribes from an unnamed Persian Gulf country.

Russian FM says US seeking to weaken EU

The United States is aiming to weaken the European Union, both militarily and economically, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated.

EU’s Mora ‘detained by police at German airport upon return from Iran’

The European Union’s deputy foreign policy chief, Enrique Mora, says he was “detained” at the airport by German police upon his return from Iran despite holding a diplomatic passport, without any explanation.

Official: Iran to increase flights to Europe

Iran’s national airline plans to increase flights to Europe in the current Iranian year (starting on March 21), head of Civil Aviation Organization Mohammad Mohammadi-Bakhsh said on Saturday.

Sources: Top EU officials targeted with Israeli spyware

Senior officials at the European Commission were targeted last year with spy software designed by an Israeli surveillance firm, according to two EU officials and documentation reviewed by Reuters.

52% of Brits want to rejoin EU in reversal of 2016 referendum

A majority of people in Britain would vote to rejoin the European Union, new polling by Savanta ComRes has found.

NATO to expel several Russian diplomats

NATO has decided to slash the size of the permanent Russian delegation at its headquarters in Brussels in response to alleged "malign activities".

EU, Australia trade talks postponed over submarine deal

Trade talks between Australia and the European Union (EU) have been delayed over Canberra’s decision to cancel a multibillion-euro submarine deal with France, EU and Australian officials said Friday.

EU says has no option but to engage with Taliban

The European Union has no choice but to talk to the Taliban government in Afghanistan and Brussels will try to coordinate with member governments to organise diplomatic presence in Kabul, the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says.

EU mulls security, economic pacts with Afghanistan neighbors

The European Union (EU) says the block is seeking allies among Afghanistan’s neighbours, including Iran, in an effort to shore up support in the event the Taliban group becomes an unstable force.

EU to engage with Taliban without recognition of its government

The European Union (EU) laid out strict conditions under which it will engage with the Taliban but has drawn a line under recognizing a new government in Afghanistan.

EU Must Counter US Unilateralism: Iran’s President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the European Union, as an important player in the world arena, must play an appropriate role in countering US unilateralism.

UK Finally Leaves EU, Leaps into the Unknown

With little fanfare, the United Kingdom left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc.

The Costs of European Integration to White House

In one of his most recent statements, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the end of US and Western hegemony in the international system. The remarks come as the EU and Eurozone are also facing a severe crisis of leadership.

‘EU Justifications for Delaying SPV Not Acceptable’

A senior Iranian official has blamed the European Union for its repeated delays in implementing the long-awaited financial mechanism to keep trade ties with Iran in the face of the US sanctions.

Iran Denies Reports on EU Commissioner’s Visit to Tehran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed the reports and speculations regarding the unexpected visit of a European Union official to Iran.

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