Refugee and Soldier: The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

Refugee and Soldier The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

A suspected right-wing extremist German army officer is thought to have been planning an attack. As part of his preparation, he registered as a refugee from Syria. Now, Franco A. has been arrested in a perplexing case full of riddles. By Jörg Diehl and Matthias Gebauer more... Comment ]

Head Scratching in Europe: Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish Referendum

Head Scratching in Europe Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish Referendum

A significant number of eligible Turkish voters living in Europe supported the referendum that curtails democracy in Turkey. That has triggered calls for consequences in both Berlin and Brussels and stirred up the German election campaign. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Opinion: The Bizarre Behavior of Turkish-German Voters

Opinion The Bizarre Behavior of Turkish-German Voters

A clear majority of Turkish voters in Germany cast ballots in favor of Erdogan's presidential system -- many out of spite for the country. The development reveals how far immigrants from Turkey still have to go before they will be integrated at the center of society. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]

An Assault German's Favorite Pastime: Bombing of Team Bus Prompts Soul-Searching

An Assault German's Favorite Pastime Bombing of Team Bus Prompts Soul-Searching

The bomb attack on a German professional football team's bus this week had high symbolic impact, and some players felt used by the demand they play a rescheduled match one day later. The events have sparked a debate in Germany about the safety of famous athletes in the age of terror. By SPIEGEL Staff more...


The Face of AfD: Frauke Petry's Turbulent Path to the Right

The Face of AfD Frauke Petry's Turbulent Path to the Right

As the head of the Alternative for Germany, Frauke Petry hopes to bring the right-wing populist party into the German parliament for the first time. How did an East German chemist and entrepreneur with a pastor for a husband turn into one of the country's most-hated people? By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Distorted Views: Pro-Erdogan Sites Take Aim at Critics in Germany

Distorted Views Pro-Erdogan Sites Take Aim at Critics in Germany

Websites like the Ottoman Generation and Muslim Mainstream have become gathering points for supporters of Erdogan in Germany. But they are also being used to incite hatred against the Turkish president's critics. By Susan Djahangard and Katrin Elger more... Comment ]


Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

Targeting Terrorists Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

German police believe there are 602 Islamists living in the country who could be capable of perpetrating a terrorist attack. Politicians want to crack down on possible extremists, but many of the measures under consideration are ineffective or legally dubious. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with German Intelligence Chief: 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

Interview with German Intelligence Chief 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

German intelligence doesn't buy Turkish President Erdogan's claims that last year's coup attempt was backed by the Gülen movement. BND chief Bruno Kahl, 54, speaks with SPIEGEL about Turkey, possible Russian interference in German elections and what to expect from Islamic State. Interview Conducted by Martin Knobbe, Fidelius Schmid and Alfred Weinzierl more... Comment ]


Erdogan and His Followers: Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over Germany

Erdogan and His Followers Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over Germany

Turkey is divided ahead of a key constitutional referendum to grant President Erdogan more power. So too is Germany's Turkish population. Officials are concerned that violence could be the result while ordinary Germans are unable to understand how anyone could support Erdogan. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]