Turkey has voted for a single-party government, putting its trust in the country's ruling AK party to govern on its own. The result is a decisive boost for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But it could also deepen social divisions in Turkey.
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.
The German language enjoys an enviable richness and depth, writes Ece Temelkuran. The Turkish author hopes it will not succumb to primeval political discourse during the election.
Despite threats and warnings from the international community, Iraqi Kurds turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in an independence referendum. Turkey's president Erdogan said the move could cause "ethnic war."
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