Germany’s Green Party Co-Chair Özdemir has responded to Minister of Foreign Affairs Çavuşoğlu: “As long as the political and NGO representatives are in prison, normalization of the relations is not possible”.
The helicopter pilot was among eight Turkish soldiers to flee after the 2016 failed coup there.
The deal would make Turkey the first member of NATO to own Russia’s most advanced air defense system, and it has raised concerns among Turkey’s NATO allies.
Germany’s foreign minister says Turkey and Ukraine could benefit from a “smart” EU deal with the UK.
Throughout 2017, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey alienated onetime allies. But is diplomatic isolation encouraging a sudden change of heart?