German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on a two-day trip to Turkey. Ahead of the visit Merkel gave her backing to opening a new chapter of talks in Turkey’s bid for EU membership – an offer welcomed by Turkish leaders.
EU-Parliament President Martin Schulz and Reporters Without Borders condemn Turkey's treatment of foreign journalists. There's a growing number of cases of reporters who've been arrested or denied entry into the country.
Fears of journalists have increased, a foreign reporter working in Turkey told DW - on condition of anonymity. Local media organizations are alarmed by recent moves toward expanded censorship and curbs to press freedom.
Angela Merkel is visiting Turkey with top EU officials in a bid to boost support for the bloc's controversial migrant deal with Ankara. Human rights groups say the agreement is deeply flawed and should be reassessed.
The Turkish president filed his complaint with Angela Merkel weeks ago, successfully. Now, hundreds of German residents have lodged complaints about a poem treading a thin line between satire, stereotypes and slurs.
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