At least 11 MPs of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been detained in Turkish cities on Friday morning. Among the detainees are co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag.
After years of strained ties, Erdogan has said he wants to reset relations with Berlin during a pomp and circumstance-filled visit to Germany. But German and Turkish politicians aren't convinced it will lead to a change.
Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is running in the Turkish presidential election — from prison. He may have a huge following in the country, but he has received little coverage in Turkey's mainstream press.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Germany for a three-day state visit. Several demos are planned around the capital, Berlin, as the Turkish president prepares for a state banquet and a mosque opening in Cologne.
Selahattin Demirtas, behind bars since November 2016, is running as the HDP's candidate in Turkey's presidential race. In an exclusive DW interview, he criticizes Europe for not supporting the Turkish opposition.
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