1. EU-Turkey ties ‘severely hit’ by Ankara developments: Angela Merkel

EU-Turkey ties ‘severely hit’ by Ankara developments: Angela Merkel

The relationship between the European Union and Turkey has been severely hit by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today.

By: | Berlin | Published: April 27, 2017 3:47 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Reuters)

The relationship between the European Union and Turkey has been severely hit by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today.

“The developments over the past weeks have severely hit German-Turkish ties as well as European-Turkish relations,” she told parliament, noting in particular that Ankara’s arrest and treatment of a German newspaper correspondent is “incompatible with a constitutional state”.

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