Erdogan seems to think that he can benefit from an emotional conflict with Germany, says Niels Annen, SPD foreign policy expert. Speaking to Deutsche Welle, he called on Germany and Turkey to calm down and work together.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to appear at a large rally in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosniak leaders are eager to welcome the strongman, who portrays himself as the protector of Balkan Muslims.
The debate on the meeting between German football players Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogan with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues. Many are wondering how much influence his AK party has in Germany?
Germany and Turkey both want to host Euro 2024 and the deadline for applications is now up. Turkey's chances are considered decent — because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and despite his recent human rights record.
The Turkish leader said he was planning a campaign rally in Europe ahead of June elections. But several European countries, including Germany, have banned Turkish politicians from campaigning on their soil.
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