"It’s part and parcel of politics to be fearless and brave," says the deputy leader of the Left parliamentary group, Sevim Dagdelen. She has received threats and lived under police protection for years. She talks about the "long arm" of Erdogan.
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.
Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism.
Voting for Turkish voters abroad is underway. But as a visit to the polling station at Berlin's Turkish consulate found, opinion on the future of Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is divided.
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.
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