Germany is Turkey’s largest trading partner. So many in Turkey find Berlin’s opposition to EU membership for Ankara hard to stomach. But as the Turkish economy continues to prosper, many are asking who needs the EU.
Turkey is mulling buying missiles in China and nuclear power plants in Russia. Meanwhile, China and Russia are holding military exercises in the Mediterranean. The West has to get used to it, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Turkey has badly hurt its international ties by threatening Germany and other partner nations over their assessment of the Ottoman massacre of Armenians a century ago, DW's Thomas Seibert says from Istanbul.
With renewables delivering more and more electricity, some EU states have taken to paying subsidies to companies for keeping fossil-fuelled generators on reserve. EU regulators are now probing the subsidies.
Negotiators from the EU and the US have kick-started the ninth round of talks over the TTIP free trade agreement, a move aimed at speeding up the process to conclude the deal.