Persian Gulf Incidents Pit Europe Against Brexit, US, and Boris Johnson

Berlin (TT) – These days, Germany is receiving many requests from the United States and Britain to join an international coalition to control the Strait of Hormuz and take part in joint navy projects in the Persian Gulf. This, however, doesn’t seem like the perfect time to make such aContinue Reading

turkey germany relations merkel erdogan

Berlin (GPA) – Despite some predictions that tensions between Ankara and Washington would cause Turkey to turn east for help, Erdogan’s visit to Germany tells another story. After a several-year-long fallout with Germany, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a recent visit to several cities in the European country in an attemptContinue Reading

germans against erdogan

Ankara (TM) An opinion poll published on Wednesday by the Die Welt newspaper suggests that slightly less than a quarter of Germans support a planned state visit to Germany by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while a large majority of 69 percent opposes it. Among respondents who are against the visit, overContinue Reading

macron merkel Gentiloni trump davos

Davos (SCF) – US President Trump swung into the snow-capped Alpine resort of Davos with expectations of a cool reception from the assembled political and financial leaders. “Into the lion’s den,” said one news anchor, as Trump brought his “America First” agenda to the annual World Economic Forum which is associated with “globalism”Continue Reading

german kurds

Cologne (MEE) – German police shut down a tense demonstration in Cologne on Saturday after about 15,000 Kurds took to the streets to protest against Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria. Police said they dispersed the march due to the presence of banners in the crowd displaying symbols of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK),Continue Reading

Berlin (MEE) – Merkel concedes Germany to accept a limit of 200,000 migrants yearly, but must convince Free Democrats, Greens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) reached a deal on migrant policy with her conservative Bavarian allies on Sunday, removing a major obstacle to pursuing talks on a coalition with otherContinue Reading

Berlin (TeleSUR) – In power for 12 years, the German Chancellor is one of Europe’s most successful politicians, and at times, one of the most controversial. Several women are running as their parties’ leaders in Germany’s election on September 24. But only one has been there before. Angela Merkel is Europe’s longest servingContinue Reading

iran, germany

Tehran (TNA) – High-ranking officials from Iran and Germany held talks on ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including rail and sea transport. Iran’s Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who is on an official visit to Germany, attended meetings of the joint working groupsContinue Reading

Tel Aviv (MEM) – A state witness has told investigators that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyer would have been paid $9 million if he ensured a submarine defence deal went ahead. David Shimron, who is also Netanyahu’s cousin, is suspected of lobbying defence officials whilst also standing to personally profit from theContinue Reading

german arms sales frozen

Berlin (AHT) – Germany has frozen all arms deliveries to Turkey, the Bild newspaper reported on July 21, amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul, according the Turkish Newspaper Hurriyet Daily News. Berlin stepped up its travel advisory for Turkey on July 20Continue Reading