Pro-Kurdish footballer Deniz Naki shot at on German motorway

German-Turkish player, sentenced last year by Turkish court for terrorist propaganda, unharmed after his car came under fire

German prosecutors have opened an attempted murder investigation after a German-Turkish football player known for his pro-Kurdish views was fired at on a motorway.

Deniz Naki, who plays for the Turkish third-tier club Amedspor in the majority-Kurdish city of Diyarbakır, was unharmed in the incident in western Germany late on Sunday, but told German media he had feared for his life.

Macron tells Erdogan: No chance of Turkey joining EU

The French president tells his Turkish counterpart there are differences over human rights.
The court case in which a former Turkish banking executive was found guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran is a clear indication that the U.S. is behind the Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gülen, believed to be the mastermind of the July 2016 coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
A Greek court on Jan. 8 suspended the asylum status granted to a former Turkish soldier, who is accused by the Turkish government of plotting the July 15, 2016 coup attempt along with seven others, and detained him, saying it will make a final decision on the fugitive on Feb. 15.

A Rival Steps up to Challenge Turkey’s President Erdogan

Meral Aksener, a former interior minister, wants to reverse much of what Mr. Erdogan has forged in nearly 15 years at the helm.

Macron Criticizes Turkey Over Freedom of Press

President of France Macron has delivered a message on freedom of the press ahead of President Erdoğan’s visit. Macron stressed the liabilities of Turkey and Russia arising from European Convention on Human Rights.
Directorate of Religious Affairs has removed the Religious Concepts Dictionary from its official website over criticism regarding the definitions of terms adolescence and spousal.

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