German Chancellor Angela Merkel had criticized him for the Turkish government's crackdown on the press. Now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fought back by saying Germany is encouraging terrorism.
Angela Merkel says she raised human rights issues with Recep Tayyip Erdogan — an issue where they can only agree to disagree. The Turkish president's visit to Berlin was met with protests from public and press alike.
President Steinmeier raised human rights issues in Turkey, prompting President Erdogan to accuse Germany of hosting terrorists. The Turkish president's visit is meant to ease tension between Ankara and Berlin.
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.
Evangelical Christian pastor Andrew Brunson ran a church in the Turkish city of Izmir. He faces two separate terms of 15 and 20 years in prison if convicted.
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