The Turkish government has seized hundreds of businesses. Many of the owners have fled to Germany. The government accused these owners of supporting the Gülen movement. The government says Gülen was behind the recent coup attempt.
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.'
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
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.
Angela Merkel has met with Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday. In a joint press conference the German chancellor called for human rights to be upheld.
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