Ankara had reacted with fury after Turkish political rallies were blocked in some German cities. Germany's FM says bilateral relations should return to normal. Is this possible? Bernd Fabritius (Bundestag Committee on Foreign Affairs) spoke to DW.
A court has again refused to grant arrest warrants for imams accused of spying for Turkey's government in Germany. The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs, a state organization, regularly sends clerics abroad.
After rejecting the Turkish president's remarks, Berlin has urged both countries to "keep cool heads." Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused German authorities of "Nazi practices" after several cities canceled referendum rallies.
Turkish President Erdogan has been denied a request to address a rally of supporters in Germany on the sidelines of the G20 summit. German-Turkish relations have sunk from bad to worse over the past year.
Germany's largest Islamic organization has admitted some of its preachers acted as informants for the Turkish government. The statement is likely to further strain German-Turkish relations.
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