Turkey’s growing repression leads to a showdown with Germany
A human-rights activist’s arrest is more than Angela Merkel can tolerate
Jul 21st 2017
AFTER months of diplomatic tiptoeing, Germany’s patience has run out. On July 18th a Turkish court ordered that six human rights activists, including a German trainer who had been detained during a training workshop with Amnesty International, a human-rights group, should be officially arrested. Two days later Germany’s foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, cut loose.
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