As a result of the waves of refugees that were caused by the Syrian Civil War and especially Merkel's "We will manage" principle and open door policies, the public no longer refers to a "refugee problem" but a "refugee crisis.
On the one hand, it’s expected that a newly elected party chairperson will either cooperate with the current German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the format of a de-facto dual-head of the government or, on the other hand, trigger a new power struggle, in which Merkel won’t be able to end her current government until 2021.
Most recently, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would no longer approve future arms deals to Saudi Arabia.
ven though the annual convention of the CDU’s youth wing held on 6 October got public attention due to some of the critical statements made against Chancellor Merkel’s leadership, one interesting stance by the CDU’s General Secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is known as one of Merkel’s closest allies, has been partly disregarded in particular by the Turkish public.
Subsequently, he was appointed as the country’s Federal Minister of the Interior by the CDU leader and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As was planned, he met with both Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel in Berlin.
n a joint conference held in Germany on Friday, President Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral relations.
Merkel to dismiss him.
Rather interestingly, on Friday, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, openly contradicted Chancellor Merkel’s statements on the racist mob in Chemnitz.
After the picture was taken, German Chancellor Merkel had also criticized the football player.
While German Chancellor Merkel and President Steinmeier congratulated President Erdogan by stressing the future intention “to further support and deepen the cooperation between our two countries,” some German politicians with Turkish roots once again elaborated the results in a negative tone.
Many policymakers, above all German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Justice Minister Katarina Barley and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who came to Germany in order to join the commemoration, appealed to Germany’s people to remember the young republics deadliest racist attacks.
The efforts made by European leaders, namely President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel, stem from interest in their commercial ties with Iran.
Following this, the head of the German football federation (DFB) criticized the national team players while German media outlets and nearly all major political party representatives –also German chancellor Merkel– subsequently commented on the issue in a similar negative and critical tone.