Turkish minister sees this as a good relationship with Germany despite arrest activist

Turkish minister sees this as a good relationship with Germany despite arrest activist

The Turkish minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavusoglu sets Thursday that the relationship with Germany is not adversely affected by the diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

He says he is still on good terms with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel.

“I call him my friend,” said Çavusoglu during a visit to northern Cyprus. “You can not have all the same opinions, but what counts is that you about it can talk.”

Çavusoglu says that their contact, even in difficult times has not been broken. “We call each other when we want to. In addition, we communicate via sms, so with short messages when there is a subject is located. He writes me and I write to him.”

Apart from this conciliatory tone to hit, had the Turkish minister also criticized gabriel’s statements. “Germany must know that threats and blackmail in Turkey, no answer will be found”.


Earlier in the day announced Gabriel that the German government is no more restricted to the expression of concern about human rights violations in Turkey. The travel advice for Turkey will be strengthened and the export insurance that the government gives for the export of products to, or investments in Turkey will be reviewed.

The Turkish government left Berlin Thursday morning to know it is unacceptable to find that Germany itself with the domestic affairs of Turkey and old. Turkey responded to the demand of the Germans that Turkey was a German human rights activist release.

It comes to the German Peter Steudtner. He was Wednesday together with nine other human rights activists were arrested. They are accused of “supporting armed terrorist organization”. Steudtner is one of the five activists who are still stuck.

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