Politicians said that the loyalty many Turkish origin people in Germany showed to an authoritarian Erdogan reflected a rejection of democratic values.
An adversary of EU expansion, Vladimir Putin is pleased to see Turkey’s chance of acquiring full EU membership rapidly diminish.
Turkish authorities arrested the reporter Deniz Yucel in February on charges of propaganda for a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence.
While stopping short of calling for an Islam law, Merkel had said in her weekly podcast on Saturday that refugees in Germany must respect tolerance, openness and freedom of religion.
Police erected metal barriers and patrolled on horseback to keep the demonstrators away from the consulate as the crowd grew with more pro-Turkish protesters arriving from Germany.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Sunday of “fascist actions” reminiscent of Nazi times in a growing row over the cancellation of political rallies aimed at drumming up support for him among 1.5 million Turkish citizens in Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives took a one point lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) in the latest poll conducted by Emnid for the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, with nearly seven months to go before federal elections.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a EU-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries like Germany come under pressure from Ankara.
Seventy-year-old Jurgen Kantner had been held on the small southern island of Jolo and beheaded by ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week.
Tayyip Erdogan said journalist Deniz yucel being held in Turkey was a “German agent” and a member of a Kurdish militant group. Germany called the comments absurd.
While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber.
The poll showed the SPD dropping by one percentage point compared with the same poll last week to 32%, Merkel’s conservatives are also at 32%
While the EU says it has the right to send away all economic migrants if it chooses, its existing laws on human rights say asylum seekers awaiting a ruling on their cases can only be deported to countries that meet certain conditions.
Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are trailing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday, after a different survey on Sunday put the SPD ahead.
Former foreign minister Steinmeier won 931 of 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany’s 16 federal states, becoming Germany’s new president.
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi community, who were scheduled to leave for the US, are now stranded in Iraq awaiting more news from the US.
Significant links connect racial science in colonial southern Africa with the holocaust of the European Jews in Nazi Germany and to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Several countries including long-standing US allies like UK and Germany spoke out against Trump’s order calling the measure discriminatory and divisive.
In conversation with Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger, on liberal democracy, fascism, faith and where to find hope in such times.
What do films produced during the run up to Nazi rule say about the mood in Germany at the time?
The slaughter took place from roughly 1904 to 1908, when Namibia was a German colony known as South-West Africa, when the tribal groups rebelled.
The Tunisian man had been detained on Wednesday on suspicion that Anis Amri may have sent him a voice message and picture shortly before the attack.
Investigators found the mobile phone number of the 40-year-old Tunisian stored in the phone of Anis Amri, the man believed to have hijacked the truck and ploughed it into crowds at a market in Berlin.
A hunt is underway across Europe for the Tunisian suspect Anis Amri as Germany reels from its worst attack in decades that killed 12 people.
Merkel, Europe’s longest-serving leader, has looked like the one safe bet in the region as angry voters have taken down leaders in Britain, Italy and France. But the Berlin market attack is a reminder that even she is vulnerable to events on the ground.
The nationality of the suspected driver, who fled the crash scene and was later arrested, was unclear, police said.
Germany has seen protests against the deportations in recent weeks and critics say much of Afghanistan is not safe and that returnees might face reprisals.
Poor conditions and economic crises have contributed to refugees moving from Greece and Turkey to northern Europe, where they hope to have a better life.
The famous story of a group of schoolboys trapped on an island is more than a little reminiscent of the real world right now.
In her reelection bid, Merkel is not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she will defend them, too.
Merkel promised not to allow a repetition of last year’s migrant influx and said the Muslim full-face veil was not compatible with German culture.
With Donald Trump’s victory in the US and the rise in support for right-wing parties across Europe, some see Merkel as a bastion of Western liberal values.
In order to achieve universal health coverage, India must increase its health spending, an investment that can lead to increased workplace productivity and economic growth.
Trump has denounced Merkel’s open-door migrant policy in Germany and claimed it had increased crime.
Beards may be back in fashion but today’s styles are very different from the ‘performances of hair’ which reflected the profound religious and social changes sweeping through Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
In the past, demolishing the dictator’s residences created a void exploited by Nazi sympathisers.
Merkel and Hollande will discuss the talks at an EU summit meeting, with the bloc due to consider whether to impose new sanctions on Russians over the bombing of Aleppo.
For much of the 19th century migration was unhindered and emigrants could decide on the time of their arrival and departure.
The foul-mouthed, tough-talking president of the Philippines is ironically a pragmatist on foreign policy.
As Hungary eyes the October 2 referendum over EU migrant quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who opposes immigration into EU, fortifies the border fencing.