Merkel Reopens to Erdogan as Trump Squeezes Turkey’s Economy

Source:Bloomberg Date:28Sep2018

Summary:  A shoulder to cry on, but not aid or favors


Yet immediate breakthroughs on key demands — visa waivers for Turks, expanding the EU-Turkish customs union and reviving EU membership talks — are unlikely.

“I would like to see a stable Turkey, but they have problems of their own making,” Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth, a Social Democrat, said on ZDF television. “If Turkey follows a path toward rule of law and democracy, then I have the impression that many German companies will be ready to invest more again.”