The dispute between Turkey and Germany is escalating. In the wake of arbitrary arrests and accusations about German companies, the German government announced a new, stricter policy. Erdal Yalcin from the Ifo Institute discusses the implications.
Foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has announced a review of German state guarantees for financing exports to Turkey, and warned citizens to be careful when travelling to the country amid escalating tensions.
Gerhard Schröder helped free the human rights activist Peter Steudtner from Turkey, German media report. The former German Chancellor has a history of diplomacy with authoritarian regimes.
Green party candidate Cem Özdemir was highly critical of Turkey in a DW interview. He said that Germany must end its "naive policies" towards Ankara. And he was very clear in his attitude towards Russian sanctions.
German cows have been flown into Qatar to be milked as Saudi Arabia's blockade of its neighbor continues. The country plans to fly in more cows from the United States and Australia.
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