During an election debate, Martin Schulz, the SPD's candidate for the chancellorship, said he'd end EU accession talks with Turkey. But as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, also SPD, soon found out, his EU colleagues may not to go along with that.
The German and Turkish foreign ministers met in Antalya for "informal" talks which are likely to spur EU debate about diplomacy with Ankara. The meeting follows Turkey’s release of a German human rights activist.
Even an acting government can rule, asserts the German Chancellery. But with each day that passes, it becomes increasingly clear that it's time to put together a new government, writes DW's Jens Thurau.
Halting Turkey's bid to join the European Union was the surprise suggestion in Germany's election debate. But is there really anything to halt? DW takes a look at where Turkey's EU accession process stands.
In an exclusive DW interview, Merkel's challenger criticized her campaign motto and lack of leadership. He was also highly critical of Turkish President Erdogan, saying he would not be blackmailed on refugee policy.
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