Hisyar Özsoy, vice chairman of the pro-Kurdish HDP party, talks about the tensions between Turkey and Europe. He says President Erdogan is trying to engineer a confrontation to mobilize ultra-nationalist groups in Turkey.
Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she firmly believes a Brexit deal can be reached despite a lack of details from Britain. Merkel also said EU leaders agreed to cut financial aid to Turkey over rights violations.
Freedom for Peter Steudtner is naturally a cause for celebration. But by no means is it a signal of a hoped-for change of course in Turkey, according to Reinhard Müller of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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