GERMANY V TURKEY: Berlin demands EU ends trade talks as it sends ‘wrong signal’

GERMANY V TURKEY: Berlin demands EU ends trade talks as it sends ‘wrong signal’
 

The German government wants the European Commission to suspend preparatory work on negotiations with Turkey about modernising the EU-Turkey Customs Union because it would send the "wrong signal”.
Tensions are high between the two countries following the arrest of a Turkish-German journalist and a pullout of German troops from a Turkish air base.
German officials have outlined a number of measures that they would like to see implemented at the European level to raise financial pressure on Turkey to urge them to respect the rule of law.
Berlin said, given developments in Turkey,... read more

 
1 August 2017 in World News, Views: 47
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