Germany and Turkey are experiencing a rough patch. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is stepping up economic pressure. Germany is a big trading partner for Turkey. But where does their economic relationship now stand?
The hostility between Turkey and Israel has resurfaced over recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Meanwhile, in terms of economic relations, trade between the countries has been growing steadily.
An investigative report links Ankara to a boxing gang in Germany accused of going after opponents of the Turkish government. The report ties a Turkish MP close to President Erdogan to violent criminal activity.
German exports recorded a surprise fall in October for the second straight month while imports grew, narrowing the massive trade surplus of Europe’s biggest economy. But the decline is unlikely to silence critics.
Bolivian President Evo Morales visited Switzerland to sign an agreement to construct a massive railway line crossing the continent from Atlantic to Pacific. Supporters say the project will boost trade and create jobs.
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