Having met President Erdogan in London, national German players with Turkish roots, Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, have been subject to severe criticism from both German politicians and media outlets.
In order to better relations with Turkey, German politicians ought to learn the realities of Turkey without illogical wishful thinking.
By selecting Muharrem Ince as the CHP’s presidential candidate, leader of the party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has re-emphasized that his aim is not to win the election, but to destroy the political career of Ince’s, while securing his own.
It has become apparent that increasingly Muslims living in Germany have only become able to practice their faith with a pre-condition set by the government.
The upcoming elections in Turkey are of significant importance for the country, as the results will concretize the upcoming five years of the country.
While Germany has positioned itself within the circle of militarily powerful Western circles in the form of permanently commenting on global political and military related issues, the country is not able to display any effective military capabilities.
There are two reasons why the German public mistrusts Turkey – first is prejudice and the second is rejection.
New and more global responsibility seeking German self-perception cannot be reduced to one specific political party, but rather a long-term state policy.
“Do people in Germany need to define themselves through their religion?”
Due to a decrease in popularity, both within the electorate and within conservative voices of her own party, there is a belief that Chancellor Merkel may only have about two years left in office.