Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Germany wants to see Turkey prosper economically and is stressing the importance of its central bank's independence.
Austria will expel several foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on "political Islam", Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on June 8.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a press conference after a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on June 4, 2018. Photo: Anadolu Agency
Aleksandar Vucic has hinted, during his news conference with the visiting Austrian chancellor, that he would not remain at the helm of the government for long.
Some 350 academics at Istanbul's prestigious Boğaziçi University on Nov. 1 issued a press announcement at its southern campus denouncing the government's recently introduced decree law giving the president authority to directly appoint all state university rectors across Turkey, abandoning the rector election process.