As voting throughout Germany gets underway in a referendum to expand Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, Turkish citizens in Berlin are lining up at the consulate to cast their votes. But few are willing to voice their opinions openly.
The Turkish president is trying to use the fight over Jerusalem to present himself as the leader of a Muslim coalition. But his shameless rants against Israel are hypocritical and transparent, says Daniel Heinrich.
An investigative report links Ankara to a boxing gang in Germany accused of going after opponents of the Turkish government. The report ties a Turkish MP close to President Erdogan to violent criminal activity.
As Turkey's inflation hits its highest annual rate in 14 years, a small rate hike could be expected. But economic rationality and Erdogan’s politically coordinated cheap money boom have never been the best of bedfellows.
The allegations that Turkish imams spied on opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Germany caused an uproar. Prosecutors in Karlsruhe have dropped the investigation.
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