Turkey facing economic sanctions - German manufacturers meet to discuss challenges
While Turkey moves forward with resettling Syrian refugees in its militarily-established 'safe zone' — a process it insists is voluntary —Germany is eyeing other options for an international solution to stabilize Syria.
German carmaker Volkswagen has said it's postponing a final decision on a new plant in Turkey as the country continues its military operations against Kurdish fighters in Syria. Could VW eventually scrap its investment?
Germany's foreign minister has described Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurds as an "invasion" and said Berlin saw it as illegitimate. But the Turkish president's spokesman said Ankara's forces merited gratitude.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has condemned the US and Turkey for endangering the stability of the NATO alliance. She also called on Germany to be more assertive in helping solve international conflicts.
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