There will be no progress in Turkey relations [with the European Union] as long as journalists are detained in Turkey, European Council President Jean-Claude Juncker said in the Bulgarian capital on Jan. 12.
It has been announced that Merkel and Schulz have come to an agreement in Germany where a government couldn’t be formed for over 100 days. There is the condition that “No new chapter will be opened with Turkey” in the draft.
Turkey will not accept a “privileged partnership” with the EU, the country’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Jan. 11 that it was not Turks who attacked Russia’s bases in Syria this week, according to local media reports.