The Turkish government has introduced taxes to battle alcohol on religious grounds, to the annoyance of many citizens, especially in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul. Some are resisting by brewing their own beer.
The chief prosecutor in Istanbul has issued arrest warrants for two Saudi officials, who were close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Germany's Interior Ministry has apologized for serving the pork sausage at an Islam conference in Berlin last week. The "#BloodSausageGate" scandal has sparked a debate over integration and tolerance.
Turkish authorities have accused the Cumhuriyet editor, who has been living in Germany for the past two years, of working to "incite chaos." The warrant was tied to an investigation of protests against President Erdogan.
Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor has recommended the death penalty for five of the suspects charged in the murder case of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi. However, he denied Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement.
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