Germany bans PKK rallies in northwestern cities

According to Cologne police, rallies by PKK-affiliated organization NAV-DEM scheduled for today (Thursday) in Cologne and Leverkusen were forbidden due to repeated violations of the law and crimes committed by members of the group in recent weeks. 

Turkey and EU to get closer in 2018

Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to France and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Germany, Turkey-EU relations are expected to gain momentum in 2018.

Ankara’s efforts to rejuvenate its European diplomacy

While it is crucial for Turkey to keep positive bilateral relations with key European countries without abandoning the EU membership process, it is also imperative for the EU to keep Turkey as a partner in critical strategic areas such as energy, security and migration.

Turkey’s rapprochement with France, Germany

Regardless of efforts to contain and isolate Ankara, it is an undeniable fact that Turkey, under the leadership of Erdogan, has been taking advantage of new opportunities to expand its sphere of influence.

Change in Germany’s Political Dynamics and its Effect on Turkish Citizens

If the grand coalition is established and if it takes into consideration Ankara’s on-going willingness to cooperate more closely with Berlin, and thus materializes this opportunity, the German business community as well as her citizens will benefit from this to a great deal. As for Germany herself, it seems that any alternative scenario other than such a grand coalition would apparently force the country into a prolonged state of political crisis.