German politicians are calling on their government to stop Turkish ministers campaigning in Germany. Ankara wants to address German Turks ahead of a planned referendum. But Turkey’s arrest of a German-Turkish journalist has angered Berlin.
The German Federation of Journalists and Amnesty International have announced they will hold a joint rally in Berlin to protest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's state visit this month.
The Turkish president's hopes of addressing the German-Turkish community are closer to becoming reality. His upcoming state visit was described as a "betrayal" by journalist Deniz Yücel, who was imprisoned in Turkey.
A UEFA evaluation report has given Germany the edge over Turkey in the two countries' bids to host Euro 2024. It named human rights and accommodation among the problematic issues for Turkey.
Turkey's central bank has shown it has teeth, hiking interest rates beyond expectations to quell inflation and calm investor nerves. But as recession looms and Erdogan growls, Turkey is not quite out of the woods.
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