Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 150,000 officials in purges since the failed putsch, while sending to jail pending trial some 50,000 people including soldiers, police, civil servants.
The comments, some of Erdogan’s harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany.
Protesters say there has been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing.
The European commissioner who oversees the membership talks said he needed to see “a reversal of the trend” towards authoritarianism in Turkey.
Three Israelis were stabbed to death in the West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors in the Old City.
A year-long crackdown since the failed coup and the sweeping new powers which Erdogan won in a tightly fought referendum in April have raised concerns among Turkey’s Western allies.
He praised the action against American ally Qatar over growing terrorism even though the tiny Gulf state hosts the largest US air base in the region.
One tangible effect of the suspension would be the freezing of annual payments of some 600 million euros ($650 million) of EU pre-accession funds to Turkey.
It is a critical week for Turkey-EU relations, as lawmakers will debate ties on Wednesday and the bloc’s foreign ministers will discuss the issue on Friday.
Politicians said that the loyalty many Turkish origin people in Germany showed to an authoritarian Erdogan reflected a rejection of democratic values.
For the first time in the democratic history of Turkey, an election has been seen as illegitimate by both domestic contenders and international observers.
Sunday’s referendum narrowly backed the largest overhaul of Turkey’s political system since the founding of the republic nearly a century ago
Turkish authorities are not cooperating with efforts to investigate claims of possible referendum election fraud, according to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
After years of creeping authoritarianism, Turkey’s president is now set up to take the reins in earnest.
Some of Erdogan’s supporters, who have backed him over the past decade, are growing disillusioned by the burgeoning cult of personality around him.
Turkish authorities arrested the reporter Deniz Yucel in February on charges of propaganda for a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence.
Under the operation Turkey took the border town of Jarablus on the Euphrates river and cleared ISIS fighters from a roughly 100-km stretch of the border.
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.
Deniz Yucel, who holds both German and Turkish citizenship, was arrested on Monday on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence
A new round of UN-backed negotiations is due to begin in Geneva where the main Syrian opposition body wants to be face-to-face with the Damascus government.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
The British prime minister faced criticism from lawmakers in her own party for not condemning Donald Trump’s executive order when initially questioned about it.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan identified the attacker, who was later killed by security forces as a member of the Ankara riot police.
More than 30 people were injured in the blast outside the governor’s office in Adana on Thursday.
EU lawmakers are calling for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of its “disproportionate” reaction to July’s failed coup.
Cutting the western road to Tal Afar would seal off Mosul as the city is already surrounded to the north, south and east by Iraqi government and Kurdish peshmerga forces.
ISIS fighters have tried to divert the attention of forces from Mosul by launching attacks on other cities.
Turkish authorities have detained at least 40,000 people and sacked some 100,000 civil servants for suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Xi Jinping told Tayyip Erdogan that he appreciated Turkey stressing that it would not allow its territory to be used for acts that harmed China’s security.
Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people that July’s failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey.
In an unexpected move, Erdogan has said that as a one-off gesture, he would drop all lawsuits filed against people for insulting him.
Suspecting rival Fethullah Gulen’s influence through military schools. the Turkish president wants to reduce the power of the army.
The unique design of Turkey’s educational institutions may answer why Erdogan is going after the country’s academics.
The Turkish troops widen their search for the remaining suspects for the July15 coup. Europe fears Erdogan’s increasing power as people believe largely blame Gulen.
European governments fear that Erdogan declaring an emergency might move Turkey away from democracy.
Since a failed coup on July 15, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) founded by President Tayyip Erdogan has gained the upper hand in its battle with clandestine networks in the military, judiciary and bureaucracy loyal to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
The US State Department and the UN are spending big bucks to support the internet as a boon for democracy. But new research shows just providing access isn’t enough.
The possibility of Turkey bringing back capital punishment for the coup plotters has affected the already strained relationship between Ankara and the EU.
Erdogan is using the opportunity provided by the attempted coup to crack down on those who, according to him, are a part of the Gulenist “parallel structure”.
A look at Fethullah Gulen’s life, his movement and his relationship with Tayyip Erdogan and the AK Party of Turkey