Juurd Eijsvogel, political correspondent of the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad in Berlin, talks about the Dutch ban on Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Turkish authorities have banned the German LGBTI Film Days festival, citing public security concerns. The Ankara event, which is supported by the German Embassy, was to start on Thursday.
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
Ankara is ready to work with Berlin, but German officials must learn to "respect" Turkey, says Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu. "If you take one step towards us, we will take two towards you," he told Der Spiegel.
Turkish professors who signed a call for peace are being charged with disseminating terrorist propaganda. Many are seeking refuge in Germany — but here too they face an uncertain future.
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