Mega Railway Expansion Berlin Courts Prestige Project with Turkey Amid Tensions

In secret talks, the German government is seeking to push forward a massive project to modernize Turkey's railways. Berlin may help finance the multibillion-euro project, but faces criticism for cooperating with the autocrat from Ankara.
The Baghdad Railway in 1910

The Baghdad Railway in 1910

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (right) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during his visit to Ankara last week.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (right) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during his visit to Ankara last week.

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