After the arrest of the two mayors of Diyarbakir, the situation in the center of the city escalated. Riot police used batons, tear gas and water cannons against hundreds of demonstrators.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Germany for a three-day state visit. Several demos are planned around the capital, Berlin, as the Turkish president prepares for a state banquet and a mosque opening in Cologne.
The building of Istanbul’s new airport is considered one of President Erdogan's prestige projects. But after hundreds of workers protested labor conditions, the police are now keeping a close eye on them.
The confusing golden effigy of the Turkish president has been removed by the fire brigade in the western German city of Wiesbaden. It was put up without the knowledge of city officials and was not generally welcomed.
There are a host of problems and issues for Germany and Turkey to discuss. Some in Germany have criticized giving the authoritarian Turkish leader military honors and a banquet.
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