Turkey will take two steps if Germany takes one to normalize relations - foreign minister

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 8:30 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey, whose relations with Germany have soured in recent months, will take two steps to normalize bilateral relations if Germany takes one step, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a television interview on Monday.

He was speaking after Germany's Angela Merkel secured a fourth term as chancellor in an election which saw her support slide and the far right making significant gains.

"Germany should learn from its mistakes," Cavusoglu told broadcaster A Haber when asked about ties between the two countries, which have been hit by disagreements on a range of political and security issues.

(Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Daren Butler)