Caught In the Purge Turkish Officers Seek Asylum in Germany

In the wake of purges ordered by President Erdogan following last summer's coup attempt, a number of Turkish NATO officers have applied for asylum in Germany. The issue is a highly sensitive one -- also for Chancellor Merkel, who is visiting Turkey today.
A delicate diplomatic case: Turkish NATO officers are seeking asylum in Germany.

A delicate diplomatic case: Turkish NATO officers are seeking asylum in Germany.

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