German Chancellor Olaf Scholz congratulated President Erdogan on his re-election.
Despite all this, the German press continues to make scandalous comments about the political atmosphere in Türkiye.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) appeared before its readers with the headline "Türkiye has decided against Europe".
The article analyzed the re-election of President Erdogan and its impact on the relations between Türkiye and the European Union (EU).
"Erdogan's re-election is a confirmation of a policy that does not lead to the EU," the article said, adding that the relationship between Türkiye and Western countries will continue to be difficult.
"If the runoff of elections is really a referendum for Erdogan, then Türkiye has also decided against Europe. The country is looking east, not west."
"Türkiye will continue to be a difficult partner under Erdogan," the article said, arguing that it was necessary to put pressure on Türkiye on many issues, including the issue of Sweden joining NATO.