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.
The European leaders demanding that governments be allowed to access encrypted communications have learnt nothing from the terrorist attacks in Paris, writes DW's Michael Münz.
The latest arrests of regime-critical journalists in Turkey are a gross violation of modern democratic principles. Effective help can only come from one place, says Baha Güngör.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has weighed in on the Paris attacks, pointing a finger at the Israeli prime minister's human rights record. Meanwhile, he has defended Ankara's stance on press freedom.
Authorities in Turkey have detained dozens of security officers on Monday, under suspicion of spying on politicians, civil servants and businessmen. One of the alleged victims is Turkish president Erdogan.
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