Turkey has won the favor of the EU by promising to halt illegal migration flows to Europe. In return, the EU will grant Turkish citizens visa-free travel in Europe's Schengen zone
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.
The Turkish president's attempt to move against supposedly "anti-Turkish" Germans elsewhere in the EU have been scuppered, for now. Some plain speaking by Berlin helped put a stop to it, says DW's Jens Thurau.
At only 30 years old, Sebastian Kurz is angling not only to become chancellor of Austria, but also to give his country a more powerful stance on the world stage. To that end, he warned against any "meddling" from Turkey.
The parliament concluded that Turkey has abandoned the fundamental principles of democracy. The same day, Turkish police detained a group of human rights activists, including Amnesty International's Turkey director.
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