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.
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.
Chancellor Merkel has dismissed Turkey's warning about traveling to Germany, saying that Turkish citizens are more than welcome to visit. Ankara had cautioned that its citizens run the risk of facing racism or terrorism.
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