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German 'Refugee' Soldier Case Lays Bare Asylum Chaos

The bizarre case of a German soldier who registered as a Syrian refugee has exposed failings in Germany's handling of a mass influx of over a million asylum-seekers since 2015.

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Merkel Cheers Poll Win as 'Schulz Effect' Fizzles

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.

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No More Turkish Campaign Rallies in Germany before Vote

Turkish politicians will hold no further rallies in Germany ahead of April's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, his AKP party said Tuesday amid a heated diplomatic row.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Says will Maintain Germany Visit

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that he would go ahead with a planned visit to Germany despite local authorities' banning him from making a speech on safety grounds.

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Turks in Germany: A Crucial Voter Base for Erdogan

Germany's large Turkish community, including 1.4 million people eligible to vote in Turkey, is a potential electoral goldmine for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his bid to win a referendum on expanding his powers.

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Turkey PM to Speak to Merkel by Phone amid Rally Ban Row

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone amid a row over rallies cancelled in Germany ahead of a vote next month in Turkey.

"I have a telephone call with the German chancellor at 3:00 pm (1200 GMT)," Yildirim told a rally in the central Turkish province of Kirsehir where he was campaigning for a "Yes" vote in the April 16 referendum to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

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Tunisia, Germany Announce New Immigration Deal

Tunisia and Germany announced a new agreement on tackling illegal migration, during a visit on Friday by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Germany Rejects Turkish Charges, Hits Out over Press Freedom

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected Ankara's accusations that her government had a hand in scrapping Turkish rallies in two German towns backing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid for greater powers.

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Germany to Send Home More Rejected Asylum Seekers

Germany will speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers under measures agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet Wednesday, as controversy raged over sending people back to strife-torn Afghanistan.

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Germany Elects 'Anti-Trump' Steinmeier as New President

Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", center-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Sunday as the new ceremonial head of state.

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