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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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Germany warns its citizens travelling to Turkey ‘they risk arrest’

Escalation of the diplomatic row between Berlin and Ankara ended in a clear message. Foreign   Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned German citizens that they risk arrest if they travel to Turkey. The German government on Friday warned citizens travelling to Turkey that they are at risk of arrest. Foreign Minister Sigmar …

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Germany to deploy soldiers from Incirlik after Ankara’s insistence to deny access

Berlin has no choice but to withdraw the deployment of German soldiers from the strategic air base in Incirlik, in Southeast Turkey, German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday. The statement comes during an official visit of the German foreign minister to Turkey and short after Prime Minister Binali …

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Eurogroup May 22 – Poll: Does Greece deserve Debt Relief?

Eurozone finance ministers meet today to discuss the progress made towards the second review of the Greek program and the sustainability of the Greek Debt. The government in Athens hopes for a comprehensive solution that will include measures for debt relief. Berlin vehemently rejects any relevant discussion before the current …

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Tsipras tells Merkel “Game Over!” Background Eurogroup Malta

“Angela, once you called me about my finance minister. Now, I call you about yours.” This is what Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, two days before the Eurogroup meeting in Malta on April 7,2017.  It was Tsipras’ phone call to Merkel that unblocked the …

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German elections go Greece: Gabriel slams Merkel/Schaeuble on austerity

The elections campaign has officially started in Germany. The Social-Democrats (SPD) with top candidate Martin Schulz challenge the conservative Christian-Democrats (CDU) of Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble. While it seemed that the former President of the European Parliament Schulz would have it hard to challenge the Chancellor, the results of …

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