The upcoming Turkish referendum may hand more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. DW's Gunnar Köhne has looked at the two sides of the debate and tried to find out if the diplomatic rows with European states will have any effect on the vote.
The hostility between Turkey and Israel has resurfaced over recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Meanwhile, in terms of economic relations, trade between the countries has been growing steadily.
Peter Steudtner, the German rights activist who was detained for four months in Istanbul, has told DW about life in Turkish prison. He decried Turkey's judicial system, where German citizens are held without charge.
The Turkish president is trying to use the fight over Jerusalem to present himself as the leader of a Muslim coalition. But his shameless rants against Israel are hypocritical and transparent, says Daniel Heinrich.
International artists have called for the release of the German-Turkish journalist and publisher who on Sunday will have been held for 300 days without charge. He was moved from solitary detention a few days ago.
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