German politicians and journalists have expressed outrage over Turkish president Recip Tayyip Erdogan's crackdowns on critical journalists. Will Turkey's eagerness to be admitted in the EU sway Erdogan to respond to pressure from Abroad?
Turkey and the US have been at loggerheads since Ankara arrested a Turkish national who worked for the US mission there. Turkey expert Soner Cagaptay says the crisis is deeply scarring for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey's president called Washington's actions in the wake of a controversial arrest "unacceptable." Amid accusations of harboring a suspected Gulenist, US diplomats have denied hiding him at the consulate in Istanbul.
Two months after his arrest in Spain on a Turkish warrant, the German-Turkish writer and Recep Tayyip Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli has arrived home to Cologne. Before returning, he spoke to DW about his experience.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the EU to cut funding for Turkey linked to its bid to join the bloc. While raising concerns about the rule of law in the country, she praised Ankara's support for refugees.
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