Merkel wants to reduce Turkey economic ties over arrests

Politics 9/16/2017, 3:55 PM
Merkel wants to reduce Turkey economic ties over arrests

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated on Saturday she will reduce economic ties between Berlin and Ankara over the arrest of German citizens in Turkey, according to local media. Mekel said she was seeking for Turkey to return German prisoners after a string of detentions in Turkey following the failed coup last year.

“We will have to further reduce our economic cooperation with Turkey and put ongoing projects under scrutiny,” said the chancellor. However, Merkel stressed that communications between the two countries remain necessary as she believes it is the only way to return detained German citizens home. 

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