Category: MURAT YETKİN
In his first public speech, as reported on March 22, new German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier directly criticized Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, asking him to stop “jeopardizing everything” that he has built “with others” so far.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The head of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND - Bundesnachrichtendienst), Bruno Kahl, spoke to Der Spiegel magazine, stating that the Gülen community was not behind the July 15 coup attempt.
The United States banned laptops, tablets, cameras and similar electronic devices aboard planes from 10 cities in eight countries on March 20.
A 10-year-old Afghan child, Farhad Nouri, in Serbia has earned the ‘Little Picasso’ nickname for two reasons: He knows how to draw and he loves Pablo Picasso
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The “Salah” is an Islamic prayer that is also used also to announce a death. It can be roughly translated as a “death knell” when used in this context. A Salah is clearly being said today for Turkey-EU ties. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says Turkey has never been this far from EU membership.
President Erdoğan has indicated a coming reckoning in ties with Europe to take place after Turkey’s April 16 charter referendum
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has crossed a line by comparing Berlin's government to the Nazis and is no longer welcome in Germany, a senior ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on March 21
In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Bruno Kahl, the chief of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, said on March 18 that the Turkish government had “failed to convince” them that the U.S.-based Islamist cleric Fethullah Gülen was behind the coup attempt of July 15, 2016
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on March 20 that her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians from entering the country.
Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now amid a nadir in relations between Ankara and Berlin, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with news magazine Der Spiegel published on March 18
The introduction of the death penalty in Turkey would mean breaking off accession negotiations with the European Union, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said
President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for NATO on Friday and pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO's military spending target, in the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders
Why can’t populist politicians do without enemies? Because they get better results with enemies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out trading provocations with Turkey on March 16 after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sharply criticized bans on planned rallies by Turkish ministers in Germany and the Netherlands.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“My son got a divorce from his wife and since then their relationship has improved. Once they were spared the responsibilities of marriage, they started to get along better.”
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The first meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, originally scheduled for March 14 but postponed to March 17 due to heavy storms, will be an occasion for pundits to compare their characters, policy choices and weight in world politics.
Germany has given its “conditional” approval to Ankara’s request to open polling stations in the country for the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes in Turkey, a German government official said March 15, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
A letter bomb exploded March 16 at the French office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), lightly injuring one person, according to Paris police
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have said Turkey should obey French and German laws in campaign rallies for the upcoming referendum on shifting to an executive presidential system.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
One of the most important messages delivered by EU Minister Ömer Çelik at a recent meeting with the Ankara bureau chiefs of media outlets was that the Turkish government is not willing to turn current spats with the Netherlands and Germany into a fresh source of tension with the European Union.
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