German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on a visit to Turkey, first stopping along the Syrian border where 300 Bundeswehr troops are deployed to man a missile defense system.
Days before voters outside Turkey can begin casting their ballots in the country's parliamentary and presidential elections, DW and German daily "Taz" held a panel talk in Berlin on the many issues surrounding the vote.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned against a war between "cross" and "crescent" after Austria said it would shut down foreign-funded mosques. Vienna said the move was part of an effort to tackle political Islam.
Turkey and Azerbaijan have inaugurated the TANAP pipeline that will bring gas to Europe while bypassing Russia. The project has won political support from both the United States and European Union.
Ilkay Gündogan faced widespread criticism after a recent photo op with the Turkish president. The Germany midfielder has described suggestions that he "doesn't live by German values" as a "heavy blow."
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