Arms for Hostage? Berlin Weighs Tank Deal with Turkey to Free Journalist

Officially, Germany insists it wants no part of any kind of trade-off with Turkey in its effort to free imprisoned journalist Deniz Yücel. Behind the scenes, though, a tank deal could be taking shape.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel pouring tea for his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, at his home in Goslar.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel pouring tea for his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, at his home in Goslar.

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Activists in Berlin protest a possible weapons deal for Turkey. The sign reads: "No tanks for Erdogan."

Activists in Berlin protest a possible weapons deal for Turkey. The sign reads: "No tanks for Erdogan."

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