After months of delays and diplomatic tension, the Turkish parliament has voted to approve Sweden’s bid to join NATO. Hungary is expected to follow suit, leading to unanimous support for Swedish accession to the bloc.
Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş, jailed in Turkey, was permitted a brief transfer to Kurdish-majority Diyarbakır on Tuesday to visit his mother in intensive care.
Syrian Kurdish journalist Sulayman Ahmed has been held incommunicado in Iraqi Kurdistan for over three months after being detained by regional security forces and accused of engaging in intelligence activities for the PKK.
A German Constitutional Court decision to cut state funding to a party without banning it may be a model to deal with the growing influence of extreme right-wing parties in the country.
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