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Cengiz Çandar, Gönül Tol and Michael Meier, courtesy of Middle East Institute

The relationship between Germany and Turkey has become increasingly fraught, from Turkey's arrest of a Turkish writer with German citizenship, to Erdoğan calling Germany's main political parties "enemies of Turkey" and encouraging their defeat, to Chancellor Merkel pushing the EU to retaliate economically.

The wider impact of the Turkey/Germany relationship

The panel discussion took on questions such as: How does this impact Turkey and the EU? How is it perceived by business leaders and politicians? Can this relationship be fixed?

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In addition to Cengiz Çandar, known for his journalism, analysis and expertise on Middle Eastern politics, the panel included Michael Meier, Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and expert on foreign and security policy in MENA with a special emphasis on Turkey. The panel moderator was Gönül Tol, Director for Turkish Studies, MEI and frequent media commentator.

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