In Turkey, those who criticize President Erdogan publicly could face a lawsuit for insulting the head of state. Pressure on critical journalists and artists is increasing. Many of them are even threatened with prison sentences.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned against a war between "cross" and "crescent" after Austria said it would shut down foreign-funded mosques. Vienna said the move was part of an effort to tackle political Islam.
Turkey and Azerbaijan have inaugurated the TANAP pipeline that will bring gas to Europe while bypassing Russia. The project has won political support from both the United States and European Union.
Days before voters outside Turkey can begin casting their ballots in the country's parliamentary and presidential elections, DW and German daily "Taz" held a panel talk in Berlin on the many issues surrounding the vote.
One kiosk owner said a group of pro-Erdogan activists threatened to set fire to his establishment if he didn't remove posters of the magazine. The French president has condemned the protesters' actions as "unacceptable."
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