This summer we have witnessed major riots in Turkey, puting the Erdogan government in a very difficult position.

What started as a simple, single protest in Istanbul, soon escalated into one of the most covered stories. Reactions from the European leaders came one after another, all condemning the "over-reaction" of the Turkish police.

Is this what's really pushing Turkey away from EU integration? Or is it more political?

How important are the events in Turkey for the German cancelor - Angela Merkel, considering the elections held in Germany this year?