On 15 July 2016, a coup was attempted in Turkey against state institutions. This had far reaching repercussions for the opposition, media and judicial institutions.
Western governments and human rights activists have vehemently criticized the crackdown and purges conducted by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the Turkish government says the measures were necesary to remove those in the public sector who are intending to destabilize the state. Here you find a chronological compilation of all DW content related to Turkey over the past year.
The head of Germany's spy agency is fired. And promoted – Czech leader says no asylum for 50 Syrian orphans - The Dutch revolutionize grocery home deliveries - Turkey detains hundreds of airport construction workers in Istanbul - A dramatic U-turn by Spain on sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia - Ireland officially lifts ban on abortion - Germany's Hambach Forest: a battleground for climate action.
Construction workers have resumed work at Istanbul's new airport amidst a heavy police presence. Hundreds of them had protested against labour conditions on the site. The country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claims the airport will be a symbol of what he calls the "new Turkey." But construction workers describe dangerous conditions where dissent will not be tolerated. Dorian Jones reports.
NATO shows off its air power amid Russia's largest military training exercises since the Cold War - The EU gets tough with Hungary - Turkey's rocky relations with the West - Germany's ethical dilemma of opt-out organ donation - Special Report: The Beatles — a magical tour through Liverpool.
Tensions between Germany and Turkey are easing after more than a year of relations being on ice. Last year Turkish authorities arrested German citizens, Berlin threatened sanctions, and politicians in Ankara made comparisons to the Nazis. Now though, diplomatic ties with Germany - and perhaps Europe - are warming, Dorian Jones has more from Istanbul.