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19 Aug 2017 06:41

Erdogan urges Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the large Turkish diaspora in Germany to vote against Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming German elections, calling the party led by the chancellor "enemies" of Turkey.

This photo taken on July 01, 2017, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesturing as he delivers a speech during the AK Party
8 Aug 2017 04:19

Ankara accuses Berlin of assisting terrorists amid rising rift

Islam Times - Turkey has accused Germany of assisting terrorism over claims that officials in the European country declined to respond to thousands of files sent to Berlin and refused to hand over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities.

The German flag flutters at half-mast on the Reichstag building housing the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) in Berlin, where is being held an hour of commemoration on January 27, 2017, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Photo by AFP)
7 Aug 2017 05:01

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Berlin

Islam Times - Two Chinese tourists were detained in Berlin for making the straight-armed Hitler salute for photos in front of the Reichstag parliament building, a police spokeswoman said on Sunday.

German politician Martin Schulz, who heads the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany (photo by AFP)
6 Aug 2017 08:20

German party rejects US pressure on defense budget

Islam Times - One of Germany’s two major political parties has rejected pressure by the United States to increase the European powerhouse’s defense spending in line with membership rules in the NATO military alliance.

German Economy and Energy Minister Brigitte Zypries (Photo by AFP)
31 Jul 2017 11:23

Germany urges EU countermeasures against US over Russia bans

Islam Times - Germany says the new sanctions proposed by US lawmakers against Russia are in breach of international law, asking the European Union to take countermeasures against the bans, which could also affect European businesses.

A displaced Iraqi woman whose family members are accused of being Daesh members sits under a tent at the Jadaah camp on the outskirts of al-Qayyarah, south Mosul, July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Jul 2017 12:43

Four German women among 26 foreigners arrested in Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi officials say 26 foreigners, including four German women, have been arrested in the northern city of Mosul, which used to serve as the Daesh terrorist group’s last stronghold.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (File photo by AFP)
16 Jul 2017 09:43

Angela Merkel voices renewed commitment to European Union

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she has found new commitment to the European Union (EU) as a unified entity ahead of general elections in her country.

Anti-G20 Protests in Hamburg, Trump Attracts Most Hatred
8 Jul 2017 07:39

Anti-G20 Protests in Hamburg, Trump Attracts Most Hatred

Islam Times - Anti-capitalist protesters have descended in the German city of Hamburg opposing the G20 summit with hatred mainly directed at US President Donald Trump.

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8 Jul 2017 06:46

Inside the G20  

Activists against the up-coming G20 summit present a Mercedes car with a banner featuring (L-R) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz reading "Do you want this car? Kill dictatorship" in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on July 3, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
5 Jul 2017 06:09

Ankara criticizes German art depicting Erdogan as a dictator

Islam Times - Ankara has slammed an art installation located outside the German Chancellery in Berlin that depicts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a dictator.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen touring the INS Rahav submarine as it arrives in Haifa on January 12, 2016.
1 Jul 2017 07:59

Germany approves sale of nuclear-capable submarines to Israel

Islam Times - Germany's national security council has approved a controversial deal to sell nuclear-capable submarines to the Israeli regime, a report says.

Germany Declines Erdogan’s Request to Address Turkish Citizens
1 Jul 2017 06:19

Germany Declines Erdogan’s Request to Address Turkish Citizens

Islam Times - Germany will reject a request by President Tayyip Erdogan to address Turkish citizens while attending the G20 summit in Hamburg next week.

Thousands rally in Germany against terrorism
18 Jun 2017 06:31

Thousands rally in Germany against terrorism

Islam Times - Thousands of people, many of them Muslims, have staged a rally in the western German city of Cologne to voice their opposition to terrorism and extremism in the name of Islam.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference in Berlin, June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
17 Jun 2017 07:26

Merkel concerned about US bans on Russia, too

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares concerns with other European officials that the newly-proposed anti-Russia sanctions could harm the European economy, her spokesman says.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City on June 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Jun 2017 08:11

Merkel backs Mexico on NAFTA talks with US

Islam Times - Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday backed Mexico to press for a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Donald Trump, thanking its government for keeping German interests in mind during the talks.

Germany Mulls Transferring Troops from Turkey to Jordan
7 Jun 2017 08:49

Germany Mulls Transferring Troops from Turkey to Jordan

Islam Times - German officials say Berlin will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in Turkey to Jordan after Ankara denied German lawmakers a visit to the military airport.

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, meets with soldiers during a visit of the German armed forces at Incirlik air base, Turkey, January 21, 2016. (Photo by AP)
29 May 2017 10:30

Germany may withdraw troops from Turkey within 2 weeks

Islam Times - Germany, by mid-June, will decide whether to pull out its troops from Turkey after Ankara in a controversial move refused to grant German lawmakers access to a key NATO base on its soil near Syria, an official says.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) in Munich, southern Germany, on May 27, 2017. (AFP photo)
29 May 2017 10:11

US, Britain no longer reliable partners for EU: Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned members of the European Union (EU) that they should no longer count on the United States and Britain as reliable partners, saying that the continental bloc "must take its fate into its own hands.”

Incirlik Air Base New Berlin-Ankara Dispute Point
25 May 2017 06:32

Incirlik Air Base New Berlin-Ankara Dispute Point

Islam Times - A week ago, Ankara barred the German lawmakers from meeting the German troops stationed at Turkey's Incirlic air base as part of the so-called anti-ISIS coalition's mission.

Militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army disembark from an armored vehicle near the town of Bizaah northeast of the city of al-Bab, some 30 kilometers from the Syrian city of Aleppo, on February 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 May 2017 07:05

German court puts on trial Syrian militant leader for war crimes

Islam Times - A court in Germany has put on trial a former Syrian militant leader, who stands accused of allegedly leading a rebel group responsible for torture and killings of civilians supporting the government of President Bashar al-Assad.