Germany wants to make progress in its presidency of the Group of 20 leading economies on improving free and fair trade and will try to get broad agreement on open markets at next month’s leaders’ summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on June 20.
Britain and the European Union began their first formal Brexit negotiations on June 19, under pressure to seal a deal amid disarray in London over whether to go for a hard or soft divorce.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wanted a “good agreement” for both Britain and the European Union in the Brexit negotiations that started on June 19.
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of German reunification, died on June 16, the mass-selling newspaper Bild reported. He was 87.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
French photojournalist Mathias Depardon was freed and deported on June 9, after a month of captivity without any official charges.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Amid the new crisis in the Middle East, in which Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has put his weight on Qatar’s side, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on June 13 that Turkey and the European Union could cooperate successfully by leaving behind certain recent problems.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
It’s not just Donald Trump. The United States has a long record of negotiating international agreements and then running away from them.
French voters have put President Emmanuel Macron’s party on course for a crushing parliamentary majority, though a record low turnout in the first round of voting raised concerns on June 12 over the strength of his future mandate.
It’s not just Donald Trump.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Die Welt reporter Deniz Yücel, who is currently in prison in Turkey, was charged with terror not because of journalism. “Just like in Germany, there is an independent judiciary in Turkey. This independent judiciary is conducting the investigation,” he said
Top officials from China and the EU reaffirm their commitment to a landmark climate deal, even after Trump pulls the US out of the Paris accord
In this part of the world many things happen with no easy answers and no resolutions
The German cabinet on June 7 approved the withdrawal of troops stationed at the İncirlik air base in the southern Turkish province of Adana.
It is important that Germany and its NATO ally Turkey keep talking even after German troops leave the Incirlik air base due to Ankara's refusal to allow German lawmakers access to its soldiers there, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on June 7.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on June 6 Ankara will retaliate immediately if the operation by U.S.-backed forces to capture Raqqa, Islamic State Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) de facto capital in Syria, presents a threat to Turkey.
Ankara and Berlin failed to reach a consensus in the ongoing dispute over a demand from the German parliament to visit German soldiers at the İncirlik air base in southern Turkey
Seven people were killed in a terror attack on June 3 by three assailants on London Bridge and in the bustling Borough Market nightlife district, the chief of London's police force said on June 4
Category: SELİN NASİ
At a political rally in Munich on May 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the days when Europe could completely count on others were over, in the wake of last week’s bruising NATO and G-7 meetings. Instead, she said, the time has come for Europe to take its fate into its own hands.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, three days after the Manchester suicide bomb attack, was an important gathering not only because it brought together the newly elected Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May with other leaders, but also because they decided to step up NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Germany’s Angela Merkel was never a big European visionary strategist. She never aspired to be one.
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