Oppression and mass arrests in Turkey have led to a sharp rise in asylum applications in Germany. Hundreds of people have died in military action against Turkey's Kurds. Portrait of a Kurdish politician who fled to Germany.
With two former leaders in prison, the HDP has chosen the "path of resistance." As the second-largest opposition party, it must "build a new life" for Kurds, women and workers, said an ex-party leader.
A year after Turkey's failed coup, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is continuing his purges, accusations and arrests. For some former Turkish military officers caught abroad, their homeland may never be "home" again.
The Kurds have every right to declare independence. However, the referendum only makes the situation in the Middle East that much more volatile. All sides need to stand down, writes Matthias von Hein.
Officials working in Germany's immigration authorities pass on information about Turkish asylum seekers to the Ankara government, according to press reports. Turkish spies may have infiltrated German authorities.
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