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 every aspect. We are leaving painful terms in the recent past with Germany behind", Erdogan said in a Twitter post.
Erdogan stressed that Turkey’s new presidential system has paved the way for progress in the country. According to him, reforms within the scope of the country's EU membership process will continue and Turkey will fulfill the remaining six criteria for visa liberalization in the shortest time.
"In this regard, we care about Germany's support to Turkey," Anadolu Agency cited the president as saying.
Noted that Turkey and Germany enjoy strong economic and trade ties, he said his country wants to further strengthen economic ties.
"We want our German friends to continue reposing trust in Turkey, Turkish economy and our country's future," Erdogan said.
Aiming to improve political and economic relations with Berlin, Erdogan paid a three-day high-profile state visit to Germany on September 27-29.