The latest announcement from Bulgarian authorities to extend the controversial fence to block the flow of refugees from Syria and Iraq has sparked debate.
Deaths following destruction of PKK statue has some analysts worried the process is facing challenges.
Thousands of Yezidis have fled Iraq for southeastern Turkey, where officials and citizens are providing support.
Incoming Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says EU membership remains at the top of the country's foreign policy agenda, but his writings indicate less enthusiasm for the partnership.
Scholars and religious leaders in Turkey join Egypt's Grand Mufti and other Muslim leaders across the Middle East in calling ISIL a terrorist entity that threatens Islam.
With extremists in Iraq creating a chaotic and brutal environment for Yezidis, thousands of them fled to Turkey, but are still concerned for their safety.