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Greece asks EU Commission to suspend customs union with Turkey

Greece has asked the European Commission to consider suspending the customs union agreement with Turkey due to Ankara’s “continued provocations.” Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reported on Tuesday morning that for this purpose Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent a letter to European Commissioner for Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi …

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Merkel conveys Germany’s veto to Customs Union update with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel informed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Aug. 30 that her country would veto an update of the Customs Union agreement with Turkey, daily Hürriyet has learned. One day before their meetings in Berlin, Merkel announced they will convey the German government’s position to Juncker regarding …

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Bitter row between Erdogan and Germany is getting tenser

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has further strained his country’s relationship with Germany by describing the main German political parties as “enemies of Turkey”. Speaking after Friday prayers to his supporters gathered in a mosque in Istanbul, the Turkish President criticised those who he said had an aggressive or disrespectful …

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