Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik will hold talks with the foreign ministers of EU countries at an informal meeting this week
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sept. 3 that she would seek an end to Turkey's membership talks with the European Union in an apparent shift of her position during a televised debate weeks before a German election.
Turkey on Sept. 4 harshly criticized the hardened tone used by German officials adopting an “anti-Turkey stance” and obstructing Ankara’s EU prospects weeks before the country’s Sept. 24 federal elections
German car giant Volkswagen and its two Chinese joint-ventures will recall 1.82 million vehicles in China, the country’s top consumer watchdog said Sept. 4, in a new setback for the scandal-hit company.
One of two German nationals who had been detained in Turkey for “political reasons” has been released, Berlin stated on Sept. 4, amid rising tensions between the two NATO allies.
Turkey’s chances of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup hang by a threat following a loss to Ukraine in its first game under new coach Lucescu
Germany has rejected a formal request from Turkey to freeze the assets of members of the network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have been behind the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt, the Spiegel magazine reported on Sept. 2.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Sept. 2 dismissed Berlin’s reaction to the arrest of German citizens in Turkey, local media have reported, a row which is worsening the nations’ already fraying ties.
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In a recent interview with Le Point magazine, French President Emmanuel Macron rejected the reporter’s description of him as a “new cool kid” on the global stage. After all, he joked, it is he who has to speak with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan every 10 days.
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Turkey is expecting a bustling period in its foreign policy. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is scheduled to leave for a visit to Washington and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be heading to New York to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Turkey will open to Asian markets in a bid to multiply the number of foreign visitors, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş told daily Hürriyet, signaling new promotion campaigns.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 1 sharply criticised Turkey's detention of two further German citizens, saying Berlin should react decisively and perhaps rethink its relations with Ankara.
Aslı Erdoğan, a prominent Turkish novelist, has said she is upset about being unable to travel to Germany to receive a peace prize since her passport, which was previously seized amid her trial on terror charges, has not yet been returned.
Two more German citizens have been detained in Turkey "for political reasons", Berlin said Sept. 1, bringing the total number of German political prisoners in Turkish custody to 12 amid badly frayed ties between the countries.
One of Turkey’s most prominent novelists, Aslı Erdoğan, will not be able to accept a peace prize in Germany because her passport, previously seized amid her trial on terror charges, has not yet been returned
Some 70,000 people in Frankfurt will have to leave their homes this weekend in one of the biggest such evacuations in post-war Germany, police said Aug. 30, after an unexploded World War-II bomb nicknamed "blockbuster" was uncovered.
Economic losses in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, which is still pounding the water-logged US state with rain, will be some $58 billion (49 billion euros), disaster analysts in Germany said on Aug. 31.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder hit back at those criticising him for taking a job at a Russian energy company, saying some of his critics wanted to push Germany into a “new Cold War.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel informed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Aug. 30 that her country would veto an update of the Customs Union agreement with Turkey, daily Hürriyet has learned.
A total of 26,290 earthquakes have rocked Turkey over the first seven months of the year, marking the most seismic activity the country has experienced in 15 years
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