As three German states held regional elections, the Green party suffered big losses in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt, but got its best result ever in Baden-Württemberg. DW’s Naomi Conrad asked party co-leader Cem Özdemir for an assessment.
Mayor Melih Gokcek has accused German politician Cem Özdemir of being an "Armenian servant" and traitor. Özdemir, the son of Turkish immigrants, has been highly critical of the government in Ankara.
Green party candidate Cem Özdemir was highly critical of Turkey in a DW interview. He said that Germany must end its "naive policies" towards Ankara. And he was very clear in his attitude towards Russian sanctions.
An overwhelming majority of Green party delegates have agreed on this year's election program with environmental and climate protection at its core. The party also drew red lines for coalition projects.
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.
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