The German foreign minister has called on Turkey to adhere to EU values of artistic and press freedom. The comments came after a diplomatic spat over a German TV video satirizing Turkish president Erdogan. Critics say Berlin’s response has been weak
Turkey's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were both listed as enemy targets in a NATO joint military exercise. NATO has apologized for the gaffe and blamed it on an underling.
Turkey is a NATO member, which makes the fact that it is planning to buy anti-aircraft systems from Russia more than a little unusual. Are Ankara and Moscow developing a closer partnership? Miodrag Soric comments.
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.
Turkey's attempts to influence German domestic affairs "will not undermine" the elections, German Deputy Interior Minister Krings told DW in an exclusive interview. "Turks are ignoring" the president, the minister said.
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