September 5, 2018 / 6:20 PM / 8 months ago

Turkey, Germany working hard to restore ties, Turkish foreign minister says

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and Germany have had a tumultuous time in their bilateral ties but are now working intensely to restore and strengthen relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his German counterpart who is on an official visit to Turkey, Cavusoglu said he has discussed with Heiko Maas steps to improve ties as well as regional issues and the latest developments in Syria’s Idlib.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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