GERMANY threatened to ban fellow Nato member Turkey’s ministers from speaking at rallies of Turkish immigrants yesterday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Peter Altmaier tolde the Funke newspaper: “An entry ban would be the last resort,” but added:...
Thursday 16th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
THE RIFT between Turkey and Germany widened yesterday when Ankara accusing Berlin of taking sides in the coming referendum on expanding the president’s powers.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said: “A huge anti-Turkey, anti-Erdogan...
Friday 10th Mar 2017
GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s accusation of “nazi practices” over a cancelled political rally yesterday.
Mr Erdogan made his remark on Sunday in response to last week’s cancellation of a meeting with Turkish...
Tuesday 7th Mar 2017
GERMAN authorities have arrested two Syrians suspected of being members of the extremist group Nusra Front — one of whom is accused of massacring civilians.
The federal prosecutor’s office said yesterday the suspect identified as Abdalfatah H A is suspected in the killing...
Friday 3rd Mar 2017
US VICE-PRESIDENT Mike Pence trailed a hawkish foreign policy platform over the weekend, seemingly contradicting his boss Donald Trump.
As the most senior Washington minister at the world leaders’ security conference in Munich, Germany, Mr Pence pledged “unwavering”...
Monday 20th Feb 2017
GERMAN authorities raided the flats of four Turkish imams yesterday, accusing them of spying on followers of the US-based preacher who Ankara accuses of masterminding last July’s failed coup to topple Turkey’s government.
The federal prosecutors’ office said the raids...
Thursday 16th Feb 2017
GERMANY’S far-right populist AfD party is trying to expel a local leader who moaned about a Berlin Holocaust memorial and wants to rewrite the history of his country’s genocidal past.
The AfD federal governing board voted by more than the necessary two-thirds yesterday to...
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
GERMANY’S interior minister called yesterday for rejected asylum-seekers to be herded into “exit centres” near airports pending their expulsion.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said such detention centres should be set up “so that things are more orderly...
Friday 10th Feb 2017
EUROPEAN far-right parties gathered for a conference in the German town of Koblenz on Saturday to welcome Donald Trump’s “historic” election victory.
Speaking outside the congress hall, Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders said: “The world is changing. And...
Monday 23rd Jan 2017
Widespread unease at ruling on far-right party
Wednesday 18th Jan 2017
posted by Ben Chacko in Britain