Our Melting Pop series presents artists from Germany whose families come from all over the world. Elif's parents moved to Berlin from Turkey. The young singer enthralls fans with her take on pop.
The Film Festival Turkey Germany kicks off this year without any financial backing from Turkey. Ankara withdrew funding at the last minute from an event that it seems to perceive as far too critical.
Turkish author Elif Safak blames President Erdogan for transforming Turkey into an authoritarian country. She tells DW that western writers must do more to support Turkish civil society.
On this week’s show: Gurr – indie pop hopefuls from Berlin. Elif – German-Turkish pop musician with a new album. Johannes Oerding – the singer-songwriter is on tour. Also: music from Bushido, Toksï and The Other Ones.
Turkey has released French journalist Loup Bureau, whom it had accused of having links to terrorist organizations. Several others, such as German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, however, remain behind bars.
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