The attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport is the latest in a wave of violence to hit the country. Fears of terrorism are holding many people back from visiting – a further blow for a country that is heavily reliant on its tourism industry.
Turkey has arrested 14 lawyers whom Ankara accuses of having terrorist ties. The case is related to that of two jailed teachers on hunger strike and adds to an unknown number of lawyers now sitting in Turkish prisons.
Chancellor Merkel has dismissed Turkey's warning about traveling to Germany, saying that Turkish citizens are more than welcome to visit. Ankara had cautioned that its citizens run the risk of facing racism or terrorism.
Germany has been supporting mediation efforts between Qatar and several Arab nations that accuse the tiny country of supporting terrorism. Emir Al Thani's made Berlin one of his first stops since the crisis erupted.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder over the bomb attack at London's Parsons Green train station. Three men remain in custody in connection with the attack while two others have been released.
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