In Ankara and Istanbul, German diplomatic missions and schools have been closed. Threats and terror attacks, including one that killed 12 German tourists, have resulted in escalated security and travel advisories from the German foreign ministry.
All LGBTI gender events have been banned in Ankara, just days after authorities barred a German gay film festival. The governor's office in the Turkish capital cited the need to "provide peace and security."
A Turkish court has postponed the verdict in a terrorism trial stemming from a bomb blast that killed 12 German tourists in Istanbul. The suicide bomber who allegedly committed the attack was a Saudi-born Syrian refugee.
A production of Richard III has become the latest casualty of strained relations between Berlin and Ankara. The theater has said it could not guarantee the safety of its staff following mass arrests in Turkey.
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.
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