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.
Turkey's attempts to influence German domestic affairs "will not undermine" the elections, German Deputy Interior Minister Krings told DW in an exclusive interview. "Turks are ignoring" the president, the minister said.
Turkey is experiencing rapid change as its government become increasingly authoritarian. DW's Fanny Facsar headed to Turkey to find out how nationalism plays into this trend under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO - much to the annoyance of Washington. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might need that new S-400 missile defense system at home.
Germany's Foreign Ministry has said two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey. At least 12 German nationals are currently in Turkish prisons for what Berlin says are political reasons.
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