Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

German citizen on trial in Turkey's post-coup purge

A Turkish-born German citizen is on trial in Turkey, under suspicion of being a supporter of cleric Fethullah Gulen, according to German media. Gulen is an arch-enemy of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who blames Gulen for an attempted coup last year. The woman, who has reportedly been a German citizen for fifteen years, was arrested in August 2016, subsequently released after German pressure, but not allow to leave Turkey.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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