Turks living in Germany are among the biggest supporters of conservative Islamic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Many refuse to believe he could be responsible for the political crisis in their homeland.
An investigative report links Ankara to a boxing gang in Germany accused of going after opponents of the Turkish government. The report ties a Turkish MP close to President Erdogan to violent criminal activity.
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks.
The shuttered Ataturk Cultural Center, which played a key role in the 2013 protests, will be demolished as part of the project. Erdogan compared the opera house's opponents to those who hinder the fight against terror.
A dissident wing of Turkey's ultra-nationalist party has unveiled a new breakaway movement which aims to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The "Good Party" may poach votes from three other parties.
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