In an exclusive interview with DW's Sarah Kelly, spokesman for Turkey's ruling AK Party Harun Armagan says Ankara is not going to war with Damascus. He says Turkey is defending NATO's borders by neutralizing threats by terrorist organizations.
Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is running in the Turkish presidential election — from prison. He may have a huge following in the country, but he has received little coverage in Turkey's mainstream press.
The Turkish government accuses left-wing politician Andrej Hunko of supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party. The group has been labeled a terrorist organization by the EU and the US.
Istanbul university students have been jailed for protesting against Turkish military action in neighboring Syria. Their supporters say the students simply demonstrated constitutionally protected free speech.
Turkey's upcoming presidential election can also been seen as a preliminary vote on the future of its accession to the EU. While German-Turkish ties remain tense, it wasn't long ago that things seemed to be promising.
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