Germany and Turkey are linked by especially wide-ranging and close relations in which the approximately three million people of Turkish descent living in Germany play an important role. Against the…
Following the takeover of power by the Taliban, there is a risk that Afghanistan will sink back into brutal conflicts. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is travelling today to the region to discuss further exit routes out of the country as well as the security and geopolitical impact of the developments.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed his Turkish colleague Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to Berlin for talks.
Today’s Foreign Affairs Council will focus on the situation in Myanmar, relations with Turkey and the EU’s new human rights sanctions regime.
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.
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.