Turkey and Germany

Merkel and Erdogan to hold talks in Istanbul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Turkey next week to discuss bilateral relations and international issues, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, …

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Erdogan to arrive in Berlin this week

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would come to Berlin for a one-day visit on January 19, The Turkish presidency said, but gave no further details. According to two participants in the preparatory …

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Erdoğan, German chancellor talk over phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the phone on Sunday, according to an official statement, Yeni Safak reports. "During the meeting, bilateral and regional developments, as well as …

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Volkswagen postpones decision on Turkey plant - media

Volkswagen has postponed the final decision whether to build a car plant in Turkey, a company spokesman said, amid international criticism of the country’s military operation in Syria and concerns about potential reputational fallout. …

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Heiko Maas: Germany will stop selling arms to Turkey

German weapons will no longer be sold to Turkey, so that Ankara could not use  German arms in the Peace Spring military operation in northern Syria, the Foreign Minister of Germany, Heiko Maas announced today. “Due to the …

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Turkey leads in buying German arms - media

Germany has quietly increased arms exports to Turkey in recent times, making it the top importer of German arms. Germany shipped 184 million euro worth of mostly submarine components to Turkey in the first four months of this year, …

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Erdogan: Turkey and Germany improve relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope that his recent state visit to Germany will improve bilateral relations. "I believe our state visit to Germany will strengthen Turkish-German friendship in …

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Erdogan on upcoming visit to Germany: I am hopeful

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes that his upcoming visit to Germany will contribute positively to development of bilateral relations. "We will discuss bilateral relations with Germany in …

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Germany aims to improve relations with Turkey

Germany's foreign minister says Berlin wants to continue "to work hard" to improve relations with Turkey, ABC News reported. Heiko Maas spoke Wednesday before departing for a two-day visit to Turkey …

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Golden statue of Erdogan removed in Germany

The golden effigy of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been removed by the fire brigade in the western German city of Wiesbaden. The 4-meter statue of Erdogan had been erected in Wiesbaden on …

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Will Germany provide emergency financial aid to Turkey?

The German government is considering providing emergency financial assistance to Turkey as concerns grow in Berlin that a full-blown economic crisis could destabilize the region, the Wall Street Journal writes. According to German and …

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Golden Erdogan statue erected in German city

A golden effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was erected in a central German city as part of an art festival whose motto is “bad news.” The larger-than-life statue in Wiesbaden depicts Erdogan …

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