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In his first speech as president, Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier has issued a stark warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent years and damaging ties with its partners
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on March 20 that her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians from entering the country.
The Turkish government has failed to convince Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND), the country’s foreign intelligence agency, that U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen was behind the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt in Turkey, the agency’s head told a German magazine on March 18.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
French police fired tear gas in clashes with demonstrators in Paris on March 19 as thousands marched against “police brutality” after the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton.
PARIS – Agence France-Presse
Flights at Paris’ Orly airport were returning to normal on March 19 a day after a man triggered a major security alert and travel chaos when he attacked a soldier before being shot dead
The man shot dead at Paris’s Orly airport on March 18 after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, blood tests determined on March 19.
Swiss police cancelled an event celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the naval victory of the Ottomans against the mighty Allied forces and commemorating thousands who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign, saying it could disrupt public order on March 17
The refugee deal is the only point of dialogue left between Turkey and the EU, says Erkut Emcioğlu of the European Stability Initiative, adding that both sides have an interest in keeping it working. ‘The deal is a success despite some setbacks,” says Emcioğlu, arguing there is no better alternative
ZURICH – Reuters
Switzerland has rejected a Turkish request for legal assistance in prosecuting a suspect accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ruling that the comments in question were protected by Swiss free speech provisions.
Bulgaria said March 18 that it was ready to boost patrols and finish a fence along its southeastern frontier with Turkey in an effort to hold off any new influx of migrants
BERLIN - Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out trading provocations with Turkey on March 16 after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sharply criticized bans on planned rallies by Turkish ministers in Germany and the Netherlands.