The EU relies on Turkey in its efforts to stem the flow of migrants seeking refuge or work in European countries. Turkey sees this as an opportunity to negotiate some heavy-duty concessions.
Halting Turkey's bid to join the European Union was the surprise suggestion in Germany's election debate. But is there really anything to halt? DW takes a look at where Turkey's EU accession process stands.
Turkey wants to join the European Union, but the 28-nation bloc has mixed feelings about the partnership. DW looks at which member states favor Turkish accession, which ones don't and why.
Joachim Herrmann is the top candidate of the CSU, the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel's CDU. In a DW interview, he also addressed the populist AfD's "racism" and defended his call for a limit on refugees.
In the middle of Germany's election campaign and after 12 years of talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel may push for an end to accession talks with Turkey. It would be an overdue step. DW's Bernd Riegert offers an analysis.
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