Last year's attempted coup prompted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a crackdown on dissent. Diplomats living abroad are among those being targeted. Many of them are now in hiding.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he expects parliament to back a proposal to restore capital punishment after an upcoming referendum on creating an executive presidency. Such a step could end Ankara's bid to join the EU.
Turkey has slammed the EU for siding with the Netherlands in a diplomatic dispute, after banning the Dutch ambassador from the country. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel rejected Ankara's accusations of supporting terrorists.
Turkey's EU accession process may be temporarily suspended if Erdogan is granted sweeping powers next month. The deterioration in the rule of law in Turkey is moving the country away from Europe.
Turkish politicians have abandoned plans for more campaign events on German soil ahead of the April referendum, says the ruling AKP party. Previously, Angela Merkel threatened to ban such events over Nazi insults.
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