Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings

Representatives from the German and Turkish governments came together in Berlin on January 17 to discuss political matters
Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:16

State secretaries from both countries met at the German Interior Ministry for discussions about counterterrorism and other issues, ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth said during a regular government briefing.

He said common interests on fighting terrorism meant this was a good time to resume talks, but both sides remained at odds over issues such as the continued detention of journalist Deniz Yücel.

German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr added that German-Turkish relations still faced "significant challenges," but Berlin was ready to continue working to "improve relations bit by bit".