On 15 July 2016, a coup was attempted in Turkey against state institutions. This had far reaching repercussions for the opposition, media and judicial institutions.
Western governments and human rights activists have vehemently criticized the crackdown and purges conducted by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the Turkish government says the measures were necesary to remove those in the public sector who are intending to destabilize the state. Here you find a chronological compilation of all DW content related to Turkey over the past year.
The EU has unlocked three billion euros for refugees in Turkey. It's the second tranche of a controversial 2016 deal to curb the flow of migrants coming to Europe. Keith Walker spoke with DW's Dorian Jones in Istanbul and started by asking him about the growing unease among some EU member states over being asked to pay 2 billion euros towards the EU funds.
On today's program: Italy's political earthquake – Is there a future for Italy’s ‘big babies’? - Germany's right-wing AfD party visits Syria - #MeToo at the European Parliament - Tensions resurface between historic rivals Greece and Turkey - Migrant deaths in the River Evros - Migrants shut out of a food bank in Germany - Disabled models on the Milan catwalk - 16-year-olds get the vote in Malta.
Turkey has arrested two Greek soldiers who strayed across the shared border. The soldiers say they lost track of the border as they were chasing a group of migrants streaming into Greece from Turkey. The incident has sparked a fresh border row between the two NATO allies. But as Anthee Carassava reports it's also underscores Europe’s failing fight to plug a popular and deadly migrant route.
Tensions have re-emerged with a vengeance between historic rivals Turkey and Greece. The warships of each country have been facing off against each other in the Aegean and Mediterranean. And two Greek soldiers are being held by Turkey on espionage charges. Athens claims they’ve been taken hostage. So are these developments simply posturing or something more ominous? Dorian Jones reports.