"It's unbelievable and totally disgusting," says German MP Omid Nouripour about the threats to his fellow Green party member Cem Özdemir by security personnel from the Turkish prime minister.
Criticism of the decision to give Iranian political scientist Sadegh Zibakalam DW's 2018 Freedom of Speech Award is unfounded, Greens politician Omid Nouripour said. The Iranian may face prison for speaking his mind.
Turks living in Germany will be able to vote in their home country from this Thursday. Some German politicians fear that many are being pressured to vote for Erdogan and his party.
The historical connections between Berlin and Tehran make Germany a strong supporter of the nuclear deal. Now Germany is set to help lead the response of the other signatories after Trump's decision to pull the US out.
Intellectuals who have fled Turkey to Germany are said to be under threat. Cem Özdemir, co-leader of the Green Party, thinks security could be improved and finds it unacceptable that parallel societies exist in Germany.
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