Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings

Dünya Executive - - OVERVIEW -

Germany and Turkey resumed b lateral government consultat ons that had been suspended after Ankara’s arrest of GermanTurk sh journal st Den z Yucel n February 2017, an ssue that cont nues to d v de the two NATO all es. State secretar es from both countr es met at the German Inter or M n stry on Jan. 17, for d scuss ons about counterter­ror sm and other ssues, m n stry spokesman Johannes D mroth sa d dur ng a regular government br ef ng. He sa d common nterests on f ght ng terror sm meant th s was a good t me to resume talks, but both s des rema ned at odds over ssues such as the cont nued detent on of Yucel.

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