Most of the deaths took place en route to Spain's Canary Islands after increased patrols along Europe's southern coast dramatically reduced crossings to the continent via the Mediterranean Sea.
Since coming to power in 2019, the conservative Greek government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has toughened already strict migration and asylum laws.
As the refugee crisis grew across the world, a new trend in children’s literature has also kicked in, sharing stories of refugees in children’s books.
Wars leave indelible marks on people, particularly children, and books on refugee experiences can help others empathise with their struggle.
The puppet of a fictitious Syrian girl named Amal will represent the hope and resilience of refugees travelling thousands of kilometres in search of a decent life. TRT World talks to the Turkish producers of the internationally organised event.
The seventh annual Istanbul Photo Awards’ winners were announced this week, with the top prize going to Mohammed Shajahan from Bangladesh. Shajahan wins the purse prize of $6,000 from Turkey’s distinguished news service Anadolu Agency.
Top EU officials meet President Erdogan in Ankara with high-level talks held on issues including refugee crisis, trade, visa liberalisation as well as revamp of ties.
The story behind the Academy award-nominated movie is inspired by the real-life tale of a Belgian man, Tim Steiner, who sold the rights to tattoo his back and exhibit it to artist Wim Delvoye.
Turkish President Erdogan speaks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council head Charles Michel seeking to better ties.
The 2016 deal was criticised but showed "tangible results" in reducing loss of life, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says, adding EU must help Turkey "to support the burden" of hosting close to 4 million refugees and asylum-seekers.
Deputy FM Yavuz Selim Kiran says Ankara has shared proof of Greece’s illegal pushbacks with international organisations, including the EU.
Afghan father faces 10 years in jail if convicted as authorities charge the 25-year-old refugee with endangering the life of his 6-year-old son, a case legal experts say is unprecedented.
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