Following a difficult year in EU-Turkish relations, there are currently some signals of détente coming out of Ankara. Foreign Minister Maas wants to encourage Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to continue and to consolidate this constructive path.
The situation in the eastern Mediterranean is tense – the Foreign Minister is travelling to Cyprus and Greece to explore solutions with his interlocutors
In Brussels the EU Foreign Ministers are discussing the situation in Belarus today. Other issues on the agenda include Libya and the Turkish-Greek gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean.
During his trip today, Foreign Minister Maas wants to reduce tensions and urge direct talks.
Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, dealing with Turkey and Europe’s refugee policy are the focus of Foreign Minister Maas’ trip to Athens.