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.
Germany and Turkey are linked by exceptionally wide-ranging and intensive relations in which the approximately three million people of Turkish descent living in Germany play an important role. Since…
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.
For the first time in months, the two foreign ministers met again in person today. There was plenty to discuss – the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic, relations between Turkey and the EU, and the situation in Syria and Libya.