Many Turkish exiles take a critical view of Turkish President Erdoğan's upcoming visit to Germany. Some lost their jobs or did time in prison after the failed coup attempt of 2016. Even in Germany they worry for their safety.
Turkey's intelligence agency has been increasingly gathering information on German politicians, according to a report. Prosecutors already launched an investigation into Turkey's alleged spying earlier this year.
Turkey's intelligence agency has been accused of spying on hundreds of individuals and organizations in Germany. German authorities have said the reports were unsurprising but 'unacceptable.'
The influence of the Turkish president was seen on the football field of a German national team game on Friday. The shadow he casts should prompt the German Football Association (DFB) to act, writes DW's Joscha Weber.
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