Since the coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the summer of 2016, up to 150,000 people have been fired or suspended from government jobs. Most were accused of supporting terrorism, with no evidence to support the claim.
The US Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara has been targeted by gunfire. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman has condemned the attack. Two suspects have been arrested.
Ahead of Turkish President Erdogan's trip to Germany in September, the SPD's Andrea Nahles has said German aid is a possibility. It comes as tensions between the US and Turkey rise over the house arrest of a US pastor.
Turkey is a country in crisis, the Lira's freefall being a case in point. President Erdogan needs to tackle this, but a diplomatic row with the US could force him to go against his nature, writes DW's Seda Serdar.
The Turkish lira crash is threatening to turn into a debt and liquidity crisis, with no end in sight. Instead of acting the Turkish leadership has warned of an "economic war," and hit back at a "currency plot."
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