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Nach der partiellen Schließung der schwedischen Grenzen für Flüchtlinge verhängt das erste deutsche Bundesland einen Aufnahmestopp.

EU oder Krieg
Luxemburgs Außenminister Jean Asselborn warnt vor einem Zerfall der EU.

Neue Lager
Die Innenminister der EU haben sich auf Maßnahmen geeinigt, die Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland fernhalten sollen.

Krieg in Europa?
Der ehemalige Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt warnt vor einem neuen Krieg in Europa.

Verletzte ausgeflogen
Die Bundeswehr hat 20 verwundete Kämpfer aus der Ukraine zur Behandlung nach Deutschland ausgeflogen.

Außen und innen
Der deutsche Außenminister moniert eine mangelnde Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für eine offensive deutsche Weltpolitik.

Die Verantwortung Berlins
Der ehemalige EU-Kommissar Günter Verheugen erhebt im Konflikt um die Ukraine schwere Vorwürfe gegen Berlin.

"Ein gutes Deutschland"
Das deutsche Staatsoberhaupt schwingt sich zum Lehrmeister der Türkei auf.

Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

Erdoğans Transition
(Own report) - The German government is negotiating new German Turkish arms deals, as was confirmed by the German Ministry of Economics. Brigitte Zypries (SPD), Minister of the Economy, spoke with the CEO of Rheinmetall weapons manufacturer about upgrading the Turkish Leopard battle tank. "In principle," such deals with NATO partners "can not to be . . .

Germany's Geopolitical Interests
(Own report) - In spite of the Turkish government's recent provocations, Berlin is steadfastly maintaining its cooperation with Ankara. Over the past few days, members of the Turkish government have affronted several EU countries as "fascist," thereby again provoking sharp protests. For some time, human rights organizations and other critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan . . .

Ankara's War
(Own report) - Berlin has reacted to Turkish air strikes on the "Islamic State" (IS) and the PKK, with both praise and sharp criticism. After several IS attacks on Turkish territory, Ankara halted its support for the IS last week and launched air strikes on the organization in northern Syria. For years, the West, including . . .

The Scrapped Pipeline Project (II)
(Own report) - Berlin and Brussels must cope with a growing amount of damage from Moscow's cancellation of the South Stream pipeline project. For subcontractors, who had expected profitable business deals from this project, the cancellation also means losses in the millions. The BASF subsidiary, Wintershall has no hope of moving up "into in the . . .

EU's Contradictions
(Own report) - Since the Russian government's decision to scrap the "South Stream" pipeline project, Berlin and Brussels have been searching for an alternative supply of natural gas. In answer to the EU, Alexei Miller, Gazprom's chief executive, announced last Tuesday, that his company was no longer pursuing South Stream and would instead construct a . . .

The Scrapped Pipeline Project
(Own report) - Moscow's cancellation of the South Stream pipeline project is causing Berlin and Brussels headaches. EU bodies and government leaders of EU member states have expressed their wish to continue negotiations on the pipeline, which, in a few years, would annually have pumped 63 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Western Europe. . . .

Berlin's Priorities
(Own report) - The German Chancellor is raising strong accusations against Turkey. One should "be able to expect from a NATO member country" that it "will set the right priorities" and ultimately give precedence to the struggle against IS, Angela Merkel said yesterday (Wednesday), in reference to the catastrophic situation in the North Syrian border . . .

A Desperate Defensive Battle
(Own report) - Western interventions and the expansionist interests of NATO ally Turkey are responsible for the dramatic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobane. The conquest of the city appears immanent, in spite of the desperate defensive battle against the "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist organization that was still being waged on Tuesday evening. . . .

Geostrategically Very Prominent
(Own report) - The German government has sought to reach new agreements on strategies involving Syria and Ukraine in several meetings with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkey. Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minster Steinmeier met with Prime Minister Erdoğan yesterday. Steinmeier had already received his counterpart Davutoğlu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs . . .

Middle East Partnership Cultivation
(Own report) - In light of the extensive transformations taking place in the Middle East, the German government is seeking to strengthen its influence in Northern Iraq. On the occasion of German Development Minister, Dirk Niebel's visit to Iraqi Kurdistan a few days ago, it was reported that the "strategic partnership" with "the Kurds" must . . .

The End of Artificial Borders
(Own report) - With the ongoing Syrian military successes, discussion in Berlin and other western capitals is focusing more on a possible breakup of Syria's national territory. Syria has already been dissected into three parts, according to foreign policy experts in Washington: Whereas the Assad government is seeking to consolidate its control over Syria's center . . .

Come to Us, Friends!
(Own report) - In view of the German chancellor's talks in Ankara today, German foreign policy experts are pleading for new openings toward Turkey. The country is growing stronger and has acquired foreign policy potentials that could soon allow it to pursue an independent Middle East policy, even at the expense of German and European . . .

Air Defense for the Exile Leadership
(Own report) - The German Bundeswehr is possibly on the verge of a deployment directly at the Syrian border. According to reports in the media, today, Turkey will officially request that NATO station "Patriot" surface-to-air missiles on its southwestern territory, supposedly as protection from Syrian combat jets and missiles. The German government has agreed to . . .

The New Partners in Ankara (II)
(Own report) - Berlin wants to continue to use Turkey as the "bridge" to Central Asia and the Middle East. This was emphasized by the German President, Christian Wulff, during his visit to that country, which ends today. In its role as a "bridge between the Occident and the Orient," according to Wulff, it is . . .

Anatolian Values
(Own report) - In the aftermath of Nicolas Sarkozy's election; to become the next president of France, foreign policy specialists in Germany are warning against growing EU criticism of Turkey. Sarkozy opposes Turkey becoming a full EU member. The German Chancellor opposes also, but she is more discrete in her approach, leaving Turkey to flounder . . .

A Dirty Little Secret
(Own report) - American military circles are recommending a re-organization of all nations in the Middle East along ethnic lines. Loss of territory and drawing new borders will effect Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan among others. Through the complete dissolution of states, new actors will be created in international law, along . . .

Euro-Islamic Bridge
ISTANBUL (Own Report)
During a two-day working visit in Turkey, the German foreign minister wants to promote Turkey's entry into the EU and to negotiate the price which Turkey must pay to Berlin. Likewise, the military experts of the German opposition argue for a speedy integration into the alliance system. The goal is ,,bringing Turkey closer to the European Union", in order . . .

The case in Turkey against four German political foundations, accused of ,,Conspiracy"and ,,Undermining the Turkish State", has begun with public threats by the accused. In a ,,declaration"hedged about by many qualifying clauses, they gave notice of demanding for corresponding consequences over a ,,network"of the ,,politicial elite of Europe"if the accusations are not dropped. The threats are part of a . . .

Assassination in Turkey
ANKARA (own report)
The university lecturer Necmit Hablemitoglu, author of several publications on German influence in Turkey, was shot on 18th December. The victim had accused the German Secret Sevice (BND) of subversive activities and had collected evidence of co-operation between the secret service and several German political institutes. The institutes maintain subsidiary activities in Turkey and are driving forward the ,,europeanisation"of the country. . . .

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