Four days after a deadly shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, an attack in western Turkey has left at least 4 people dead. A car bomb was detonated outside a courthouse in the city of Izmir. Authorities blame Kurdish militants.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, the Kremlin has revealed. Assad thanked Russia for its support in "fighting terrorism in Syria."
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks.
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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