German Chancellor Angela Merkel sets out conditions for Turkish politicians wishing to campaign in Germany.
Germany is sharpening its policy toward Turkey in response to jailings of journalists and human rights activists. The new tone together with an increased travel warning has been met with outrage in Ankara.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the pre-trial detention of consultant Peter Steudtner and a group of other human rights activists in Turkey "unjustified." Sweden and the US have also condemned the arrests.
Green party candidate Cem Özdemir was highly critical of Turkey in a DW interview. He said that Germany must end its "naive policies" towards Ankara. And he was very clear in his attitude towards Russian sanctions.
Germany's Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to Berlin over the arrests of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner. The Foreign Ministry issued a sharply worded statement.
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