The head of Germany's Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Volker Treier, has told DW that a growing lack of trust in the Erdogan government is preventing German companies from investing in Turkey.
In an interview with DW, Sevim Dagdelen said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was deliberately creating tension ahead of the vote in June. The snap elections are being held during an extended state of emergency.
Syrians granted limited asylum but denied the right to fetch relatives are departing Germany for Turkey by using smugglers, say German media. The cases, if confirmed, bizarrely reverse the "Balkan route" drama of 2015.
Thousands of Kurds have staged peaceful protests in Hanover against Turkey's offensive in Afrin and Germany's foreign arms sales. The rallies came as violence over Afrin has spiked inside Germany in recent weeks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shifted her rhetoric on a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russia, saying the project could not go forward if it leaves Ukraine empty-handed.
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