Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 29, in which the leaders mainly discussed the deteriorating situation around Syria’s biggest city, Aleppo
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Former European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein once said Turkey was too big, too poor and too different to become a full member of the European Union.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 26 said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.
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The day after the G-20 Hangzhou Summit in China, I read an article in the Jakarta Post
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Turkish troops have entered their fourth week in Syria.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party suffered its second electoral blow in two weeks on Sept. 18, slumping to its lowest level since 1990 in a Berlin state vote that rejected her open-door refugee policy
The Turkish government will permit German lawmakers visit to the İncirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana in October following a request from Berlin, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said Sept. 19
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized Turkey over press freedom, at an award ceremony of the Sanssouci Colloquium held in Germany’s Potsdam
The European Union’s 27 member states began discussions on Sept. 16 to draw up a new road map for the future after the U.K.’s decision to leave the bloc, focusing on defense cooperation and border security in a bid to heal deep divisions in particular over migration
Germany’s massive influx of refugees has driven a sharp wedge through the electorate, and nowhere is the divide greater than in Berlin ahead of regional elections
The Turkish government insists the EU should make a direct financial contribution to country’s Health Ministry or AFAD to keep its promise to help Syrian refugees in Turkey
Turkey’s Youth and Sports Ministry has issued a statement over reports on the seizure of an interview by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) with Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç, saying it did not reflect the truth
German Chancellor Merkel reiterates her support for the EU-Turkey migrant deal despite political pressure after party lost a regional vote
EU officials have begun to visit the Turkish capital of Ankara with increased frequency in an effort repair the recent damage in ties, which became strained after the July 15 failed coup attempt and the process of visa liberalization for Turkish citizens to the bloc stalled
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) were beaten into third place by the anti-immigrant and anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in a north-eastern state election on Sept. 4
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed hope for positive news on a dispute over visits by German lawmakers to the Turkish Air Base of İncirlik following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in China
The German Bundestag’s declaration of the World War I-era mass killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as genocide is “not legally binding,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sept. 2, in a move that may signal an attempt to mend frayed ties with Turkey
The Italian Coast Guard said that 1,725 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Sept. 1, bringing the total number saved since Aug. 27 to at least 14,000
Turkish military experts on Sept. 1 cleared mines from the area around the Syrian town of Jarablus captured from jihadists last week by Turkey, using controlled explosions that sent clouds of dust and smoke into the sky
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will use the upcoming G-20 Summit in China as an opportunity to brief the world’s most powerful leaders on the failed coup attempt on July 15 and the country’s ongoing fight against the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), his spokesman has said
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