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Erdogan's meeting with Steinmeier – “We discussed Cyprus” said the German president

Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Frank-Walter Steinmeier today at the presidential palace in Ankara, during the third and last day of the German president's visit to Turkey. At the meeting, the two presidents also discussed Cyprus, as Steinmeier revealed in his statements. This is the first visit of a German president to Turkey after ten years and the first of Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the seven years of his presidential term. Despite the two countries' close trade relations and the presence of a strong Turkish immigrant community in Germany, there was no shortage of tensions in bilateral relations. The German president had recently criticized Erdogan's stance towards Israel, having previously expressed concern about democratic rights in Turkey. For his part, Erdogan criticizes Germany for not supporting the deepening of Euro-Turkish relations, blocking the sale of Eurofighter fighters and providing asylum to members of the Kurdish PKK organization and the “Gulenists”, the […]
Source: News Beast

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