More than a million Turks living in Germany will be entitled to vote in Turkey’s upcoming election. For many of them, the vote comes down to one fundamental question: are you for or against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan?
Journalist Adil Yigit linked the deportation order to a protest he made against Turkey's president in Berlin. A lawmaker said Germany can not deport someone to a country where he may face torture or arbitrary arrest.
Travelers to Turkey might get arrested if they criticize the Erdogan regime on social media, Germany's foreign ministry said in its official guidelines. Even "liking" an anti-government post could cause serious trouble.
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.
A visit to Cologne, home to a significant number of Turks, was the final stop in the Turkish leader's three-day trip. Hundreds of people, including many from the Kurdish community, came out to the streets.
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