German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has been criticized for pouring tea for his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and for saying there was nothing wrong with reinforcing Turkish tanks, despite human rights abuses.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is set to visit the areas near the Ukrainian frontline during a two-day trip to the country. He is expected to discus Berlin's diplomatic role in "countering Russian aggression."
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his new Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz have come out of their first meeting on friendly footing. But behind the happy faces, serious disagreements remain.
Berlin and Ankara are willing to overcome their differences "through dialogue," said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a visit to Germany. He described his German colleague Sigmar Gabriel as a "friend."
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