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.
Strapped for cash, Greece's is turning to taxpayers for donations. Greece wants to bolster its ailing naval defenses against Turkey, and buy new, state-of-the-art frigates. The scheme is unprecedented and it has given rise to great debate. As Anthee Carassava reports, many Greeks are refusing to pitch in, saying any donation would be a waste of money for a country in dire financial straits.
Inside Europe looks ahead to what could be in store for Europe in 2019. Keith Walker speaks with Adriano Bosoni, Senior Europe Analyst at geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor.com. They discuss the importance of the upcoming European Parliamentary elections, the rise of euroscepticism, post-Brexit trade deals, and some other hair-raising scenarios we could see over the next 12 months.
Start ups change the lives of migrants in Scandinavia – The problem with plastic – The Polish charity that the country's rulers love to hate – How the Turks view the country’s economic woes - One hundred years since the Suffragettes waged a campaign to get the vote – Your health and 5G technology
A victory for the Yellow Vests in France - George Soros-funded university is forced out of Hungary - The far-right makes gains in Spain - Ireland advances the Occupied Territories Bill - Uncertain times in Mariupol - Boom and bust for Turkey’s construction industry - The Dutch clergy rally to prevent a deportation – The Dutchman who wants to change his age - An Italian man who's also a mother.
The collapse in Turkey's currency, forcing a surge in interest rates, has plunged the country's construction industry into recession. Construction, once the driving force of Turkey's booming economy, is in trouble, which could pose problems for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose more than 15 years of electoral success is built on rising economic prosperity. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Turkish authorities have accused the Cumhuriyet editor, who has been living in Germany for the past two years, of working to "incite chaos." The warrant was tied to an investigation of protests against President Erdogan.
A Turkish court has defied a European Court of Human Rights ruling demanding the release of Selahattin Demirtas. The decision comes after Turkey's president said the European court's decisions were non-binding.