German Chancellor Angela Merkel had criticized him for the Turkish government's crackdown on the press. Now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fought back by saying Germany is encouraging terrorism.
The Turkish author Asli Erdogan has won the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize. However, she is not allowed to travel to the prizegiving in Germany, even though a travel ban imposed on her has been lifted.
Turkey has expressed frustration at Germany's lack of movement on extradition requests after a failed coup. A German lawmaker said Berlin should "exert resistance" to instead get German citizens out of Turkish custody.
In his first speech to parliament after the summer break, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan targeted the European Union. It had failed to help Turkey in the fight against terrorism, he said.
Turkey's intelligence agency has been accused of spying on hundreds of individuals and organizations in Germany. German authorities have said the reports were unsurprising but 'unacceptable.'
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