The EU Commission has decided to fast-track Turkey's bid for visa free travel in the Schengen zone. It is part of an agreement in which Turkey has promised to halt illegal migration flows to Europe.
As President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan observes his party’s 16th anniversary, Turkish and international observers question the impact ongoing purges will have on its reformist legacy. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
Gabriel wrote a letter to EU leaders slamming Turkish President Erdogan's politics and calling for the bloc to scale back its relations with Ankara. His statements underline an icy relationship with no thaw in sight.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has praised his government's move to put "economic pressure" on Turkey. Germany overhauled its policy toward Turkey in response to the jailing of German journalists and activists.
The EU ambassador to Ukraine is preparing to party with friends on Sunday when visa-free travel between the bloc and Ukraine begins. DW's Christian Trippe spoke with the EU's Ukraine envoy about what comes next.
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