The Turkish intelligence service MIT has allegedly built up an extensive spy network in Germany with thousands of informants. Their job is to monitor perceived opponents of Erdogan's government.
After Turkey's foiled coup attempt in 2016, many supporters of exiled Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen were driven out of the country. But in Germany, the movement is increasingly gaining influence, writes Gunnar Köhne.
Chinese spies have attempted to bribe German MPs for information, according to a newspaper report. Chinese agents would use fake profiles to try to get MPs to give insider information for money.
US Congress and President Trump are outraged over Pastor Andrew Brunson's continued detention. The Izmir court decision will add strain to already troubled ties between Washington and Ankara.
Officials in Turkey have closed a German Embassy school in the city of Izmir. Turkish officials told the head of the German school it did not have a required license.
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