Davutoğlu, Merkel agree to solve problems with ‘mutual understanding’
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, right, shakes hands with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, following a joint news conference after their meeting at his office in Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. AP PhotoPrime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to solve possible problems within a spirit of mutual understanding.
His remarks came following a question about Greek Cypriot’s objections to a draft declaration for a Turkey-EU refugee summit.
Speaking at a press conference at Ankara’s Esenboğa airport on Nov. 29, ahead of his flight to Brussels for the EU-Turkey Summit, the prime minister thanked Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for their “attitude open to cooperation.”
Turkey and EU have reached a consensus that takes into account the sensitivities of Ankara, he said.