Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
After a week of a war of words between Turkish and German senior officials, it was good to hear Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci’s constructive messages on the Ankara-Berlin ties
Category: GÜVEN SAK
“How dare you consider vacationing in Turkey with my children?” said a wife to her husband in the back of a Berlin taxi.
Germany will stand by the three million people with Turkish roots living there, its foreign minister said, offering assurances that they were not Berlin's targets in a rapidly escalating political row with Ankara
Germany’s tough stance on fraying relations with Turkey is "understandable," not least given Ankara’s detention of human rights activists including German nationals, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn said in an interview published July 22
The Turkish and German foreign ministers spoke on the phone on July 22 amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul, according to diplomatic sources
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey and Germany are experiencing perhaps the worst crisis in their deep relations in modern times
Germany has frozen all arms deliveries to Turkey, a newspaper reported on July 21, amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul.
The Turkish government has sought to stem the economic fall-out from a growing diplomatic crisis with NATO ally Germany, noting that German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both Ankara and its laws.
Germany’s Siemens tried to distance itself from a Crimean sanctions scandal on July 21, halting deliveries of power equipment to Russian state-controlled customers and reviewing supply deals.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Germany to “pull itself together” on July 21 amid an escalating row between the two countries, also refuting claims that German companies were under investigation in Turkey
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The German media has started to talk about negotiations. The German public broadcaster ARD has directly asked the German premier if there are negotiations with Turkey.
Comments by German officials regarding Turkey’s arrest of six human rights activists, including a German citizen, were unacceptable and amounted to interference in the judiciary, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on July 20.
Germany cannot continue as it had been in relations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on July 20, pointing to the need for a new direction in Turkish policy.
It is extremely difficult for German companies to make investments in Turkey under the current political climate in the country, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on July 20.
The European Central Bank left its ultra easy monetary policy stance unchanged as expected on July 20, keeping rates at record lows and even leaving the door open to more asset buys if the outlook worsens.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry stated on July 20 that there had been a serious confidence crisis between Berlin and Ankara
Turkey’s European Union Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik has reiterated that his country wants to become a full member of the European Union and will not be open to any other offer apart from that.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 18 sharply criticized arrest of German human rights activist Peter Steudtner in Turkey as “absolutely unjustified”
Germany has summoned the Turkish ambassador to protest Ankara's arrest of six human rights activists including a German, a foreign ministry spokesman said on July 18.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Over the weekend, Turkey was hit by a wave of nationalism pumped on the occasion of the first anniversary of the thwarted coup attempt of July 15, 2016
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