German-Turkish relations

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Angela Merkel
We will follow very closely how Turkey deals with the reports. There is no question that the developments of the past weeks have strongly strained German-Turkish and European-Turkish relations.feedback
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Apr 27 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about German-Turkish relations. 13 people are quoted and you can read 23 citations of them about German-Turkish relations. Angela Merkel, Wolfgang Schäuble and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Angela Merkel said: “We will follow very closely how Turkey deals with the reports. There is no question that the developments of the past weeks have strongly strained German-Turkish and European-Turkish relations.”.
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Germany, you are not even close to democracy. Your behaviour is no different from the Nazi practices of the past. I'll come tomorrow if I want to, and if you do not let me in, or try to stop me speaking, I'll start an insurrection.feedback

Steffen Seibert

Nazi comparisons are always absurd and out of place, because they only lead to trivialising of the Nazis' crimes against humanity. To our Turkish partners, let us talk openly and critically, but let us remember the special meaning of our close relationship and let cool heads prevail.feedback

Christian Kern

A collective EU ban would make sense so individual countries like Germany don't end up being pressured by Turkey.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

The situation of Deniz Yucel throws a spotlight on the fact that Germany, and Turkey and the EU and Turkey, have very different ideas about the application of the basic principles of a constitutional democracy and the value of the freedom of the press.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There's a legislative branch, executive as well, and the same goes for judiciary. There can't be a question about removing the separation of powers.feedback

Angela Merkel

I have stated that the guilt must be individually identified. And we saw how the Turkish people defended democracy and democratic rule in Turkey. This is exactly why it is important in this critical phase to maintain freedom of expression.feedback

Elmar Brok

Turkey must quickly return to constitutional order. This would apply to the military as well as for Erdogan who currently fulfils a function as president that is not foreseen in the constitution.feedback

Cem Oezdemir

It wasn't our goal to hold this vote now, but the timing is not that important. The Bundestag is doing this because this is also a part of German history. The Ottoman and German empires were essentially brothers in arms.feedback

Angela Merkel

We want that the Kurdish people have their equal place and a good future in Turkey. Of course there are mutual dependencies, which you could also call a necessity to reconcile interests.feedback

Anton Hofreiter

Merkel now has to live with the accusation of bending to Erdogan. She has to live with the accusation that the deal with Turkey is more important than the defense of press freedom.feedback

Thomas De Maiziere

If the terrorists aimed to disturb, destroy or jeopardize cooperation between partners, they achieved the opposite. Germany and Turkey are becoming even closer. Based on what we know from the investigation so far, there are no indications that the attack was explicitly targeting Germans so there cannot be a link with our contribution to the fight against international terrorism.feedback

Martin Schaefer

But I think the relations between Germany and Turkey are so close and so deep… that I am quite confident we will manage again to overcome this not so easy phase of bilateral relations with Turkey.feedback

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