Berlin relations to improve after German election: Erdogan

ISTANBUL : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that tension with Europe was due to European domestic politics and relations with Berlin would improve after Germany’s parliamentary election in September.

NATO member and a candidate for European Union membership, have been strained by the crackdown that followed last year’s failed coup with some European countries voicing alarm at the scale of the purges.

Erdogan said in a speech in the western city of Isparta that criticism from Europe is about their internal politics.

He said that France and Austria did this before, we see that Germany follows the same strategy. I believe that this situation will improve after elections, referring to the Sept. 24 polls where Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for a fourth term.

Source : Reuters


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