Pro-Syrian government forces have entered the northern enclave of Afrin to help Kurdish fighters resist a Turkish offensive. It raises the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict.
Istanbul university students have been jailed for protesting against Turkish military action in neighboring Syria. Their supporters say the students simply demonstrated constitutionally protected free speech.
Days before voters outside Turkey can begin casting their ballots in the country's parliamentary and presidential elections, DW and German daily "Taz" held a panel talk in Berlin on the many issues surrounding the vote.
The Kurdish militia YPG is America’s main partner in the fight against IS. Foreign fighters have joined its ranks, including German nationals. DW spoke to one of them, who has just received his marching orders.
Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Turkish offensive in the Syrian enclave "unacceptable." But that has not stopped her government from selling arms to Turkey, German public media reported.
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