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4/28/17

Turkey: Germany rejects calls for EU to end Turkey accession talks

Germany said it's against breaking off accession talks between Brussels and Ankara. But after a day of talks with other EU ministers, German Minister Gabriel admitted that the bloc must place a new offer on the table.


However, after a day of discussions with other EU foreign ministers and their Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Gabriel told reporters that the real issue was whether the bloc could offer Turkey a new, looser agreement before stepping back entirely from the EU accession process.

"We can try to open new channels for negotiations," he said, referencing a suggestion that the EU could broaden its trade ties to Turkey through increased tariff-free access.

Read more: Germany rejects calls for EU to end Turkey accession talks | News | DW.COM | 28.04.2017

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