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Germany

2018

12

Oct

FETÖ terror group afloat in Ethiopia with German support

An official letter obtained by Anadolu Agency has revealed that Germany has officially been supporting operations of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in Ethiopia. A letter written and officially sealed by the German Embassy in Addis Ababa in May 2017 vouches for the FETO-linked investment group named Kaynak. The then Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn had […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anadolu Agency

12

Oct

German AfD proposes online portal for students to report teachers who criticize it

A far-right political party in Germany has proposed setting up online portals for students to report teachers who criticize it throughout the country, an idea that some have compared to practices used by the Nazis during World War II, Deutsche Welle reported. While the Alternative For Germany Party (AfD) has announced its plans to launch the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Newsweek , TRT Haber

11

Oct

Germany prepares to ban Turkish imams

German Interior Ministry sent out invitations to all religious groups in Germany convening them in Berlin on October 16th to discuss the working conditions of foreign religious workers. However, certain words on the invitation made the leaders of the Turkish Muslim community to believe Germany is about to ban Imams coming to Germany to work […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Diaspora Daily

02

Oct

German police use neo-Nazi codename amid Erdoğan visit

A Neo-nazi scandal has shaken German police on Friday during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s state visit to Berlin. Special forces officers, deployed in Berlin to protect the Turkish president, used the codename of a prominent neo-Nazi figure “Uwe Bohnhardt” during their assignment, the police confirmed on Friday. Uwe Boehnhardt was one of the three members […]

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Country: Germany
Source: World Bulletin

25

Sep

Racism, bribery shadow Germany’s EURO 2024 candidacy

Germany is facing racism- and bribery-related issues and widespread protests ahead of a UEFA decision on the host country for the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship (EURO 2024). In April, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and the German Football Association (DFB) submitted their official bids to host the event. On Friday, the UEFA issued an […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anadolu Agency

20

Sep

Journalist Dies During German Police Sweep of Hambach Forest

Hambach Forest, Germany – One person has been confirmed to have died during police operations to clear the Hambach Forest to make way for a coal mine. The injury leading to the man’s death took place Wednesday afternoon as officers were attempting to remove protesters from trees, which they had climbed to prevent them from […]

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Country: Germany
Source: France 24

19

Sep

German domestic intelligence head relieved of duties, but promoted

Ending an impasse in Angela Merkel’s coalition, Hans-Georg Maassen is changing jobs. The move is a compromise between Social Democrats, who demanded his removal, and conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. The latest quarrel within Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government about refugee policy has ended with a somewhat surreal compromise. Hans-Georg Maassen, the under-fire head of the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

07

Sep

Migration ‘mother of all political problems,’ says German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, head of the CSU, the conservative sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, has said that migration was the “mother of all political problems” in Germany and one of the principal reasons for waning support for the established parties, German media report. “Many people now associate their social problems with […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

06

Sep

Police clear environmental activists from Hambach Forest

Several hundred German police officers moved into Hambach Forest in western Germany on Wednesday to expel dozens of protesters. The forest, located between the cities of Aachen and Cologne, hosts one of the country’s biggest open-pit coal mines. The RWE energy company, which owns the forest, has intended to clear some 100 hectares (247 acres) of land in the Hambach Forest to mine for […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

31

Aug

German politician Thilo Sarrazin ‘is fuelling fear of Muslims’

Critics say a new book by the controversial German writer and politician Thilo Sarrazin could further embolden the far right and fuel an upsurge in neo-Nazi violence. Called Hostile Takeover: How Islam Obstructs Progress and Threatens Society, it warns that Muslims will be the majority group in Germany within two or three generations and calls for […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Times