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Erdogan at the G20: Turkey Against the World

Erdogan at the G20: Turkey Against the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 06, 2017

On the eve of the G20, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed no signs that he is interested in reconciliation with Germany. But he has driven away many of his other former allies as well. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

The Chronicle of a Long Night: Revisiting Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt

The Chronicle of a Long Night: Revisiting Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 06, 2017

Almost one year ago, a coup attempt took place against Turkish President Erdogan. Even today, it remains unclear who was behind the attempt to overthrow the government. SPIEGEL reviewed numerous documents to create a chronology of events, as they happened. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


Europe's Backyard: Tensions Rising in Balkans as Hopes for EU Future Fade

Europe's Backyard: Tensions Rising in Balkans as Hopes for EU Future Fade

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2017

Fourteen years after being told they had a future in the European Union, countries in the Western Balkans are losing hope. Meanwhile, Turkish and Russian influence in the region is on the rise. So too is the nationalist rhetoric of old. By Walter Mayr and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Irascible Erdogan: Trump Wasn't Only Problem at NATO Summit

Irascible Erdogan: Trump Wasn't Only Problem at NATO Summit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2017

Germany's conflict with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is escalating following his government's refusal to allow members of parliament to visit German armed forces in the country. But it is unlikely to cause a major breach -- because NATO needs Turkey. By Matthias Gebauer, Peter Müller, Maximilian Popp and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Divided Turkey: Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss

Divided Turkey: Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 21, 2017

Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious from last Sunday's referendum, but his slim margin of victory may actually have weakened his rule. Opposition to the Turkish president's power grab is forming and the EU can do little other than stand aside and watch. By Onur Burçak Belli and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

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

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 21, 2017

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: It's Time To Break Off EU Membership Talks with Turkey

Opinion: It's Time To Break Off EU Membership Talks with Turkey

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2017

Turks have voted to give their autocratic president even more power, with few checks and balances. By doing so, they have cast their ballot against the values of the European Union. It's time for the EU to take action by ending membership talks with Turkey. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]

Opinion: The Bizarre Behavior of Turkish-German Voters

Opinion: The Bizarre Behavior of Turkish-German Voters

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2017

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 ]


Turkey's Power Struggle: How Erdogan's Referendum Gamble Might Backfire

Turkey's Power Struggle: How Erdogan's Referendum Gamble Might Backfire

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2017

As the date of Turkey's referendum on whether to grant President Recep Erdogan sweeping presidential powers approaches, even long-time supporters are wavering. The country's leader may have overplayed his hand -- and a defeat could spell trouble. By Eren Caylan and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

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

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 07, 2017

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 ]