Ankara had reacted with fury after Turkish political rallies were blocked in some German cities. Germany's FM says bilateral relations should return to normal. Is this possible? Bernd Fabritius (Bundestag Committee on Foreign Affairs) spoke to DW.
A visit to Cologne, home to a significant number of Turks, was the final stop in the Turkish leader's three-day trip. Hundreds of people, including many from the Kurdish community, came out to the streets.
The Turkish president's hopes of addressing the German-Turkish community are closer to becoming reality. His upcoming state visit was described as a "betrayal" by journalist Deniz Yücel, who was imprisoned in Turkey.
Germany's Angela Merkel and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed how to boost economic ties. Erdogan will cap off his Germany trip by visiting Cologne, where some 10,000 people are expected to protest.
The US Justice Department has indicted two Iranian men on spying charges. They were arrested earlier this month for the surveillance of a Jewish facility and gathering information on an Iranian militant group.
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