Modern Turkey and its 'neo-Ottoman' dreams in the Balkans

International — Analysis

The recent decision by France to bolster its naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean because of controversial Turkish oil and gas exploration in disputed waters is a reminder of how Ankara has been starting to flex its muscles outside its borders. Meanwhile Turkey has been quietly extending its economic influence in the Balkans, an area it once controlled under the Ottoman Empire but where it lost power after wars in 1912 and 1913 and then World War I. Jean-Arnault Dérens looks at Turkey's growing influence in the region a century after the end of its empire.

Kosovo ex-PM arrested in France on Serbian warrant

France — Link

Serbia considers Ramush Haradinaj a war criminal for his role in leading guerrilla insurgency in Kosovo, which declared independence in 2008.

Roma girl Leonarda Dibrani loses France residency bid

France — Link

French court upholds the October expulsion of the teenager, her parents and six siblings to Kosovo which sparked major public controversy.

Hollande allows deported Roma schoolgirl to return to France

International — Link

The French president says Leonarda Dibrani, 15, deported to Kosovo earlier this month with her family, is allowed to return to France, but alone.