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Germany takes Italy to U.N. court again over Nazi compensation claims | Reuters

General view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo THE HAGUE, April 30 (Reuters) – Germany has filed a case against Italy at the highest U.N. court because Rome continues to allow victims of Nazi war crimes to claim compensation from the German state even …

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Erdoğan’s troll army preparing for Turkey’s elections – Die Welt | Ahval

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s so-called ‘troll army’ is preparing to campaign among Turks living in Germany ahead of next years’ election, German newspaper Die Welt said. Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is not only using its organisational structure to influence opinion in the German-Turkish community, but a small army of the president’s …

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The sorrowful dominatrix: cartoonists Steve Bell and Martin Rowson on drawing Angela Merkel | The Guardian

‘She turned out to be interesting rather than easy’: Steve Bell Sixteen years is a very long time in politics, and since 2005 we’ve had Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron (and Nick Clegg), Theresa May and Boris Johnson – while the Germans have just had Angela Merkel. It usually takes time to get the …

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Missiles and sensors: German technology for the Turkish drone war – Matthias Monroy

Turkey’s best-selling armed drone is equipped with cameras from German company Hensoldt, a spokesperson confirms. The device could guide missiles developed with German help to a target. The government in Berlin also has a stake in the defence company. Turkey uses the drones for attacks that violate international law. For almost two decades, companies from …

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Greek military goes shopping – Le Monde diplomatique

Christmas has come early for Greece’s armed forces: this year the government is giving them 24 Rafale fighter jets and three cutting-edge frigates; later, they’ll be getting Lockheed Martin F-35s, Sikorsky helicopters, drones, torpedoes and missiles. The Greek military won’t be the only ones celebrating, though: French arms manufacturers, Dassault in particular, are among their …

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Germany’s New Government and Its Foreign Policy on Turkey: Lines of Conflict and Areas of Cooperation – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

In stark contrast to Germany’s Bundestag elections in 2017, Turkey has hardly been mentioned in this year’s election campaign. Nevertheless, today’s relatively relaxed atmosphere between Berlin and Ankara and the lack of prominence ascribed to their relationship in the German election campaign do not mean that shaping future foreign policy on Turkey will be an …

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The Man Behind Erdogan’s Worst Spat With the West: QuickTake – BNN Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading Turkey toward the biggest showdown with key Western allies since the Turkish president assumed power two decades ago. At the heart of the row is a joint call by ambassadors from 10 countries — including the U.S. and Germany — on Turkey to free Osman Kavala, which Erdogan …

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