Green MP Omid Nouripour tells DW the case is straining the already tense relations between Germany and Turkey.
German journalist Deniz Yücel accused Ankara of "dragging its feet" in his first interview from a prison cell in Turkey. He called for a speedy and fair trial and described his prolonged isolation as torture.
As the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel awaits trial in Istanbul, Ankara is on deadline to submit its defense of his detention to Europe's human rights court. DW spoke with Yücel's lawyer and wife.
Ankara is ready to work with Berlin, but German officials must learn to "respect" Turkey, says Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu. "If you take one step towards us, we will take two towards you," he told Der Spiegel.
A production of Richard III has become the latest casualty of strained relations between Berlin and Ankara. The theater has said it could not guarantee the safety of its staff following mass arrests in Turkey.
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