The comments, some of Erdogan’s harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany.
Fear of conscription has been a major sticking point in the local agreements, encouraging residents to leave for rebel-held areas of northern Syria.
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For many, the Cumhuriyet trial is seen as a test for press freedom in an unsteady democracy.
Nearly 500 suspects including army generals and pilots went on trial in Turkey on Tuesday, many of them accused of commanding last year’s failed coup attempt from an air base in the capital Ankara.
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.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is offering to broker the feud which arose because Turkey refused access to German lawmakers to their own troops in a Turkish base.
In a move widely perceived as an attack on free speech, Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for journalists for targeting Erdogan through “asymmetric war methods”.
The visit to Gulf heads of states is an attempt to ease the pressure on Turkey’s ally Qatar, where, under a 2014 agreement, it maintains a military base.
Teachers and critics called it a move to avoid raising “generations who ask questions”, while the government argued evolution was “above the students’ level” of comprehension.
The extension followed weekend ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the abortive coup in which around 250 people, mostly unarmed civilians, were killed.
The arrests of eight of Turkey’s most respected human rights defenders and two European information technology trainers have been called “a repressive new low for the Turkish state”
In Turkey, Thousands More Police Officers, Civil Servants and Academics Dismissed in Latest Crackdown
The latest decree dismissed 2,303 police and 302 academics, while also stripping 342 retired officers and soldiers of their ranks and grades.
Around 50,000 people have been jailed pending trial and 150,000 suspended from work and stripped of basic human rights since the failed July 2016 coup
The emergency powers grants Erdogan sweeping powers, allowing him to bypass the parliament to enact new laws and suspend rights and freedoms as he sees fit.
Turkish police detained ten people including the local director of Amnesty International on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organisation.
UN chief ‘very sorry’ that talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed on Friday, ending a promising process to heal decades of conflict.
The march was banned last year due to “security concerns”, and t he marchers were dispersed by the riot police using tear gas and rubber bullets.
Evolution will be introduced to 18 and 19 year olds in university, as the administration believes the students do not have the background to understand it.
Schulz also believes that in light of this, the European Union needs to make its response stronger through concrete policies.
With the Turkish authorities blocking online access to Wikipedia across the country, multiple “mirror” websites – sites designed to reproduce the content of Wikipedia, which is constantly being updated – have sprung up.
After the biggest Middle Eastern powers severed ties with Qatar, Turkey approved a bill with a large majority to deploy troops to the county.
Turkish President has said he will approve the reinstatement of death penalty if parliament submits such a proposal or if the measure is backed in a referendum.
As head of the ruling party in Turkey, Erdogan plans to revamp party to fulfil promises of fighting enemies and speeding up economic change.
Months of fighting last year between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers Party caused huge destruction, leaving the peace process in tatters.
The documentary on the cats of Istanbul portrays a face of Turkey that goes beyond the usual stereotypes.
Other regions may be helpful to Erdogan for a short time, but they cannot substitute the economic and political contributions Turkey requires of Europe.
The initiative was proposed by Russia, President Bashar al-Assad’s most powerful ally, with the support of Turkey and Iran, Assad’s other major ally.
Russia and Turkey have a fragile alliance, made worse by the fact that they back opposing sides in the Syrian civil conflict.
Under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule, Turkey has jailed more than a hundred journalists since the failed coup last year.
The Turkish president’s comments on Kashmir were made knowing full well they were contrary to India’s position. He was, in fact, brandishing his Islamist credentials.
Though there was no formal protest, several students have opposed Jamia’s move citing “ongoing human rights violations in Turkey”.
Modi said that terrorism was a “shared” worry on which he and Erdogan had an “extensive conversation”.
The arrests came days after the bitterly divisive referendum that was heavily criticised and gave Erdogan expansive powers to bring about change in 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.
The reunification talks have stumbled over the years due to the issue of territory and security.
Politicians said that the loyalty many Turkish origin people in Germany showed to an authoritarian Erdogan reflected a rejection of democratic values.
Even though the opposition has filed an appeal against the decision to allow unstamped ballots in the widely criticised vote, no result can be hoped for.
For the first time in the democratic history of Turkey, an election has been seen as illegitimate by both domestic contenders and international observers.