European Parliament chief: Visa deal with Turkey on hold until summer

The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, said Wednesday he saw no chance for an agreement on visa-free access to the European Union for Turkish citizens by July, saying Turkey has not met the conditions.

Turkish president lodges defamation complaint against German comic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lodged a defamation complaint against the German comedian Jan Boehmermann, the public prosecutor in the city of Mainz said Monday.

Turkey calls German comedian's poem "crime against humanity"

The Turkish government on Monday called unacceptable a satirical poem on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recited on public television by a German comedian and demanded his punishment for insulting a head of state.