German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sharply condemned the attack in the Turkish capital that killed at least 28 people and wounded 61 others. She has been working closely with Turkey in an effort to reduce the flow of refugees to Europe.
All LGBTI gender events have been banned in Ankara, just days after authorities barred a German gay film festival. The governor's office in the Turkish capital cited the need to "provide peace and security."
Members of the "Islamic State" (IS) alleged to have been involved in last year's Istanbul airport attack have gone on trial in Turkey. If convicted, they could face a combined record jail sentence.
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 journalist Deniz Yücel accused Ankara of "dragging its feet" in his first interview from a prison cell in Turkey. He called for a speedy and fair trial and described his prolonged isolation as torture.
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