What do people in Germany think about the diplomatic rift between Ankara and Berlin? DW gathered some responses to the strong words coming from the government after the jailing of a human rights activist, and to the media coverage of the issue.
There's rarely a discussion about German-Turkish relations in which Deniz Yücel's name does not come up. The imprisoned journalist has been effectively held hostage in Turkey by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a year.
Turkey's upcoming presidential election can also been seen as a preliminary vote on the future of its accession to the EU. While German-Turkish ties remain tense, it wasn't long ago that things seemed to be promising.
The release of German journalist Deniz Yücel can be chalked up to persistent diplomacy. It also shows that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not as omnipotent as he thinks, says DW's Jens Thurau.
Relations between Germany and Turkey have been strained for months. But tensions appear to be easing. Now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apparently would even like to invite the German chancellor to his country.
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