Turkish citizens living in Germany have begun early voting in the country's presidential and parliamentary elections. Some 60,000 voters in the German capital are expected to cast their ballots. Turkey itself goes to the polls on June 24th.
President Erdogan and his Islamic conservative AKP are facing potential losses in Sunday's local elections, largely over Turkey's faltering economy. The vote is now seen by many as a referendum on Erdogan.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party are worried by municipal elections. It's no longer just the opposition holding him accountable for Turkey's woes. AKP supporters, too, are disillusioned.
A court in Berlin has rejected a bid by Jan Böhmermann to sue Angela Merkel over her response to a poem he wrote about Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The text, which he read on German TV, sparked a diplomatic row with Turkey.
Turkey's president is showing livestreamed footage of the mass shooting in Christchurch to his supporters at campaign rallies. New Zealand's foreign minister has warned such actions could cause real damage.
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