“Politicians in Germany with certain future career goals regularly and insistently address similar populist and Turkey related topics. This is a fundamental problem for major conservative parties and circles.”
The elections to be held on Sunday in Bavaria, Germany, will show how the future of conservatives in Germany will be shaped, how the fragile federal government led by Merkel will react to a major success of the AfD, and how the people will elaborate a likely shift to a more far-rightist and populist type of politics in general.
With President Erdogan’s recent visit to Germany, a new era may begin between Ankara and Berlin as long as authorities take on full responsibility.
The coalition in Germany believes that it can fool the public by “transferring” Maassen from his role as head of domestic intelligence.
“Most people still are in the opinion that Turkey owes much to Adnan Menderes due to his struggle for democracy, because otherwise it’s still believed that a quasi-single-party-regime would have continued.”
Chancellor Merkel’s inability to control her government officers only supports the racist rhetoric adopted by the far-right in Germany.
Thilo Sarrazin’s new publication will contribute to the structuralization of Islamophobia in Germany and add to the country’s already existing problems.
Sigmar Gabriel’s recent claim that if Turkey is not kept within the Western bloc, the country will want to reach its own nuclear weapon, is a false reflection of Turkey’s political ambitions.
The deteriorating transatlantic relations could possibly open a new phase in Turkey-Germany relations.
President Erdogan’s planned visit to Germany in September this year could be a promising call to improve bilateral relations.