Germany is Turkey’s largest trading partner. So many in Turkey find Berlin’s opposition to EU membership for Ankara hard to stomach. But as the Turkish economy continues to prosper, many are asking who needs the EU.
Merkel has put visa-free travel for Turkish citizens on the back burner. In turn, Erdogan has threatened to cancel the refugee agreement with the EU. DW's Gunnar Köhne finds this to be a predictable move.
German Chancellor Merkel has said the migrant deal agreed by the European Union and Turkey will go ahead as planned. Her comments come in response to threats by Ankara to nix the agreement over a visa-free travel row.
Angela Merkel will hold fast to the refugee deal made with Turkey no matter what Ankara's requests may bring; she simply has no alternative, writes to Jens Thurau.
Turkey's President Erdogan has told the EU that without a visa waiver for Turkish travelers there will be no deal over migrants. Talks are ongoing with a new Turkish EU affairs minister.
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