German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will 'do everything' to raise defense spending to levels agreed with NATO partners.
Turkey's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were both listed as enemy targets in a NATO joint military exercise. NATO has apologized for the gaffe and blamed it on an underling.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the EU to cut funding for Turkey linked to its bid to join the bloc. While raising concerns about the rule of law in the country, she praised Ankara's support for refugees.
A new book on German defense options suggests Berlin's threat perception is changing due to terrorism fears and Russian aggression. Author Paul Taylor says defense investments and attitudes must be adjusted accordingly.
The government in Berlin is intending to temporarily extend its military missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, a German magazine has reported. The move suggests Chancellor Angela Merkel is expecting long coalition talks.
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