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Monday, July 24, 2017

Europe’s Turkey woes – POLITICO

Europe’s Turkey woes

By Saim Saeed

7/24/17, 9:20 AM CET

The ongoing diplomatic row between Berlin and Ankara continues, and much of the German press devoted front pages to the matter. Frankfurter Allgemeine quoted German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier saying, “To stop [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan is a question of self-respect.” Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on its front page that Erdoğan rebuffed German criticism and said Turkey is a “country of laws.” Right-leaning Die Welt led with: “The federal government should set a deadline for Turkey.” Leftist paper Die Tageszeitung led with an opinion piece on Turkish-Germans being made to feel unwelcome.

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