German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on a two-day trip to Turkey. Ahead of the visit Merkel gave her backing to opening a new chapter of talks in Turkey’s bid for EU membership – an offer welcomed by Turkish leaders.
Turkey’s electoral commission is expected to confirm RecepTayyip Erdogan's win in the presidential vote in the coming hours. The EU was among the first to have congratulated the current prime minister on his victory.
The polls are closed in Turkey. After most votes have been counted, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in the lead by a wide margin. His goal is to transform Turkey and increase his own sphere of influence.
The Turkish presidential election is decided: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will become head of state. It's a bitter win, and not just for opponents of further Islamization, says DW's Baha Güngör.
Following revelations that Germany's intelligence agency spies on Turkey and "accidentally" intercepted Hillary Clinton's and John Kerry's phone calls, pressure is growing on the German government to clarify its stance.
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