A wall meant to keep terrorists out of the EU also has the effect of making it difficult for ordinary civilians to seek refuge from Syria in Turkey. DW looks at one man’s struggle to get across to join his family.
In an interview with DW, Sevim Dagdelen said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was deliberately creating tension ahead of the vote in June. The snap elections are being held during an extended state of emergency.
Evangelical Christian pastor Andrew Brunson ran a church in the Turkish city of Izmir. He faces two separate terms of 15 and 20 years in prison if convicted.
Kurdish fighters have said they took a German-Syrian man suspected of a having a role in the September 11 attacks into custody in Syria. After being a member of al-Qaida, he is thought to have joined the "Islamic State."
Three Syrian men have been detained in the German state of Saarland on suspicion of terrorist links. Two are thought to have been members of the jihadi group "Islamic State" in Syria.
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