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Turkey, Germany to cooperate in negotiations with Taliban

Turkey, Germany to cooperate in negotiations with Taliban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral contacts with the Taliban movement (prohibited in Russia) with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In her opinion, the parties may conduct such negotiations in the future. …

Merkel and Erdogan to meet in Istanbul

Merkel and Erdogan to meet in Istanbul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to pay a working visit to Turkey on October 16 upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to a statement from Turkey's Communication Directorate, the talks in …

Turkey attracts 12 mln tourists in first 11 months of 2020

Turkey attracts 12 mln tourists in first 11 months of 2020

Turkey attracted 12.03 million foreign visitors in the first 11 months of 2020, the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Friday. The figures fell 71.95% year-on-year in the January-November period from 42.9 million, the …

Erdoğan tells Merkel Turkey wants to turn over new page

Erdoğan tells Merkel Turkey wants to turn over new page

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a video conference on Dec. 19 discussed bilateral ties and Turkey-EU relations, Hurriyet daily news reports. "Turkey wants …

Cavusoglu and Maas discusses Nagorno-Karabakh tensions

Cavusoglu and Maas discusses Nagorno-Karabakh tensions

Turkey's foreign minister on Tuesday discussed with his German counterpart the latest developments on the Azerbaijan-Armenia row and the Eastern Mediterranean. According to the Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Heiko Mass …

Erdogan and Merkel discuss Syria and Libya

Erdogan and Merkel discuss Syria and Libya

Turkish and German leaders Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel discussed developments in Syria and Libya, as well as the fight against the coronavirus, Turkey’s Directorate of Communications said Wednesday. The office said …

Germany condemns prison term for German journalist in Turkey

Germany condemns prison term for German journalist in Turkey

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called the prison sentence handed down on German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel an "absolutely wrong signal" and "does not help build confidence in the implementation of the principles of …

Turkey court sentences German-Turkish journalist Yucel to jail

Turkey court sentences German-Turkish journalist Yucel to jail

A Turkish court has handed down a prison sentence in absentia to German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel for terrorism propaganda, his lawyer said, in a case that has strained ties between Ankara and Berlin, Al Jazeera reports. The court …

Germany tells Turkey travel warning will be regularly reviewed

Germany tells Turkey travel warning will be regularly reviewed

Germany will keep reviewing travel advice for Turkey, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday, saying decisions were coordinated with the European Union (EU) and based on reliable infection data and the health …

Erdogan and Merkel discuss Libya and pandemic

Erdogan and Merkel discuss Libya and pandemic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a video conference call, Turkey's Communications Directorate said. In the call, Erdogan and Merkel discussed regional issues, focusing on the …

Merkel and Erdogan to hold talks in Istanbul

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, …

Erdogan to arrive in Berlin this week

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 …

Erdoğan, German chancellor talk over phone

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 …

Volkswagen postpones decision on Turkey plant - media

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. …

Heiko Maas: Germany will stop selling arms to Turkey

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 …