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Merkel says insistent talks with Turkey enabled release of some Germans from jail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said insistent efforts by the German government made possible the release of some Germans from jail in Turkey, Deutsche...

Turkish minister says cutting of EU financial assistance ‘meaningless’ for Turkey

Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs Ömer Çelik said on Wednesday that the European Union’s intention to remove pre-accession financial assistance to Turkey “means nothing”...

Merkel says EU leaders to discuss future ties with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that EU leaders will have an open debate next week on future relations with Turkey, but would...

German chancellor: We don’t want to import any conflicts from Turkey

Amid ongoing diplomatic tension with Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said they do not want any conflicts from Turkey to be imported to...

Turkish minister says Ankara feels betrayed by EU over accession process

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik on Thursday said Turkey feels betrayed by European Union leaders who have called for the end of accession...

Germany’s Merkel opposes total ban on arms exports to Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said she opposes a total ban on arms exports to NATO partner Turkey, saying Ankara remains a key...

Merkel ridicules Turkey’s travel warning: No journalists arrested in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday mocked a travel warning issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry for citizens visiting Germany, bringing to mind the...

Erdoğan endorses ADD ahead of German elections

Amid a war of words between Berlin and Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday endorsed the Allianz Deutscher Demokraten (ADD), a political...

German comedian threatens Merkel with court action over Erdoğan poem

German comedian Jan Böhmermann has threatened German Chancellor Angela Merkel with court action unless she takes back a statement concerning a poem by Böhmermann...

Merkel to push EU partners to review Turkey’s accession to EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday that Turkey is backsliding on the rule of law and vowed to urge other EU member countries...

Turkish FM says Turkey wants to become EU member

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Turkey wants to become a member of the EU following remarks from German leaders who voiced their...

Turkish EU minister: Talk of ending Turkey’s EU accession undermines Europe

Turkey’s European Union Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik said on Monday that any talk of ending his country’s negotiations for EU accession amounts to an...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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