World Bulletin / News Desk
The Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, interrupted its morning session as lawmakers from Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s Christian Social Union (CSU) decided to hold emergency meetings.
A late-night crisis talks between Merkel and Seehofer on Wednesday night failed to resolve the crisis, and CSU leader Seehofer has threatened to move forward with his plan and implement it as a ministerial decision, without seeking approval from the chancellor, local media reported.
Seehofer, whose party CSU faces a regional election in Bavaria in October, has recently sharpened his criticism of Merkel’s open-door policy for refugees.
His new "migration master plan,” which he wanted to present this week, foresees turning away asylum-seekers at Germany’s border if they entered the EU from another member state and first registered there.
Merkel has repeatedly rejected unilateral steps by EU member states to stop illegal migration, and called for an EU-wide common asylum policy to address the refugee crisis.
She also urged other EU members states to share the burden of Italy and Greece, which receive the largest number of refugees in the 28-member bloc.
Erdogan won another five years in office in Sunday's vote and immediately pledged to implement changes that boost his authority, which opponents fear will give him autocratic powers.
American Muslim opinion leaders said Erdogan's success meant a lot for the Muslims living around the globe.
Erdogan won an absolute majority in Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday
Turks in countries -- including Belgium, Germany, UK, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Pakistan -- celebrate election results
Republican Turkish Party wins 10 of 28 total municipalities in local elections
Over 190,000 voters across 6 districts will vote for 28 municipalities and 280 members of the city council
Two leaders announce they will form new government
The attack targeted a meeting of ISIL leaders in the eastern Deir Ez Zour province
Official results of Iraq’s parliamentary election have been dogged by controversy and allegations of vote-rigging
Threat comes after EU announced 25 percent tariff on US products
Armed terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Iraqi region of Gara
Palestinians have been holding mass rallies near Gaza-Israel security fence since March 30
Police report states driver of car that killed pedestrian in Arizona was streaming television show
Decision follows Trump's pledge to end “war games” during Singapore summit
Conservative bill was widely expected to fail in the chamber