Turkey is turning into an authoritarian regime, says German Green MP Cem Özdemir, as checks and balances no longer exist. Relations between Germany and Turkey are not bound to become any easier any time soon.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is cracking down on artists, strongly rejecting any criticism, even from those with conservative backing. But what does he hope to gain from the increasingly aggressive tirades?
In its World Report 2019, Human Rights Watch offers several examples of groups working globally to stand up to oppression. HRW has published annual reports since 1989 — often focused on dictatorships.
The confusing golden effigy of the Turkish president has been removed by the fire brigade in the western German city of Wiesbaden. It was put up without the knowledge of city officials and was not generally welcomed.
Cem Özdemir, one of Germany's fiercest critics of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, intends to "send a signal" by attending a dinner for the Turkish president during his state visit. A host of lawmakers have pledged a boycott.
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