Turkish lawmakers have backed the first article of a bill that would strip parliamentarians of their immunity from prosecution.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Germany's foreign minister to "know your limits" amid a spat over Germany's upcoming election. Erdogan has called on ethnic Turks to vote against the CDU and SPD.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Germany's three main political parties as "enemies of Turkey" ahead of parliamentary elections. The comments drew a swift rebuke from Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Turkish president's attempt to move against supposedly "anti-Turkish" Germans elsewhere in the EU have been scuppered, for now. Some plain speaking by Berlin helped put a stop to it, says DW's Jens Thurau.
Cologne-based author Dogan Akhanli has been detained in Spain after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant. The charges remain unclear. German officials have decried the move as politically motivated.
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