Nearly 500 people have gone on trial in Turkey, accused of plotting the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt. US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen has been named as the main defendant and will be tried in absentia.
Germany's Angela Merkel and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed how to boost economic ties. Erdogan will cap off his Germany trip by visiting Cologne, where some 10,000 people are expected to protest.
A spokesman for Fethullah Gulen has said a guard at the cleric's Pennsylvania compound fired a warning shot at an armed intruder, who then fled. Gulen is accused by Turkey of orchestrating the failed 2016 military coup.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is opening a new central mosque in Cologne. DITIB, a controversial Turkish-Islamic umbrella group, provides the financing and imams. But what is DITIB?
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