An estimated 6 million people in Germany will be onlookers when the country goes to the polls on 22 September. They're migrants, many who have lived and worked here for decades. But without a German passport, they're not allowed to participate.
The Turkish president has called on Turks living in Germany to not vote for "enemies of Turkey." Will his call be heeded or ignored? DW's Christoph Ricking went to the heart of Cologne's Turkish neighborhood to find out.
The Alternative for Germany wants to scrap the right to asylum and make development aid conditional upon stopping emigration. The party says its suggestions are "humane," but in practice they would be anything but that.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Germany's foreign minister to "know your limits" amid a spat over Germany's upcoming election. Erdogan has called on ethnic Turks to vote against the CDU and SPD.
There's a slight disconnect between what German voters say is important and who they say they'll vote for. But can the Social Democrats exploit it to overturn Chancellor Merkel's massive advantage in the polls?
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