In an exclusive DW interview, Merkel's challenger criticized her campaign motto and lack of leadership. He was also highly critical of Turkish President Erdogan, saying he would not be blackmailed on refugee policy.
Martin Schulz, candidate for the German chancellorship has reiterated that there’s need to crackdown on human trafficking and smugglers in a bid to stop illegal migration.
In his last major TV appearance before the German election, Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz has warned that Merkel's conservatives could erode social support systems. The center-left SPD is trailing in polls.
Martin Schulz, the SPD candidate for chancellor, called for authorities to put the Alternative for Germany under surveillance. Statements by a top AfD candidate shocked many, yet it may come third in the election.
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