Middle East expert Michael Lüders discusses the situation in Kobani, and how Turkey is responding to the "Islamic State."
Martin Schulz has turned the SPD’s fortunes around. He’s done the same for the Greens too, but not for the better. While Angela Merkel’s challenger is reviving tired Social Democrats the Greens are slipping in the polls.
The co-chief of the Greens has accused Germany's government of complying with the Turkish regime's crackdown on liberties. Cem Özdemir also says Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel needs to stop deportations to Afghanistan.
The head of the EU's executive commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has suggested a dramatic restructuring of the bloc with "core" members and "orbit" nations. These outliers could include the UK and Turkey, he said.
Turkey has announced its intention to bid to host Euro 2024. This makes the country just the second applicant to host the tournament, after the German football association made its bid official last month.
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