"The Berlin attack was terrible. But the Germans have reacted with caution. In Turkey, where I am born, it would be a different case," says Nalan Sipar.
The attack on two men wearing kippahs — also known as yarmulkes — on a street in Berlin caused outrage in Germany. The suspect is in court on charges of hate speech and grievous bodily harm.
Albania is reportedly open to hosting reception centers for individuals seeking asylum in the EU. The plan could help keep embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel in power and placate her hard-line interior minister.
Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism.
Voting for Turkish voters abroad is underway. But as a visit to the polling station at Berlin's Turkish consulate found, opinion on the future of Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is divided.
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