Turkey is reeling from another terror attack after a car bomb exploded during rush hour in Ankara on Wednesday. The government is pointing toward Kurdish militants, and demands that the US and Russia stop supporting them.
Ankara has summoned Germany's ambassador after more than 10,000 Kurds rallied in Cologne. The rally was in support of Kurdish independence as well as the jailed leader of the banned PKK.
Ankara has summoned Germany's ambassador for the second time in as many days with tensions between the two countries showing no sign of ending. It is the 17th time Berlin's envoy has been summoned in two years.
The German Interior Ministry has chided Cologne police for being too tolerant of Kurdish PKK images displayed at a festival in the city. The government also now wants to amend its list of banned symbols.
The journalist's release is welcome news but there are still at least 160 Turkish journalists who remain behind bars. Turkey's free press record is abysmal, lagging behind authoritarian regimes in Belarus and the Congo.
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