BERLIN — Germany’s diplomatic priority these days isn’t to quell tensions in Ukraine or broker another cease-fire in Syria. Instead, it is focused on another intractable diplomatic headache: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wounded pride.
Hanging in the balance is Germany’s relationship with a key NATO ally — and the delicate refugee agreement between the European Union and Ankara, the linchpin in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s strategy to reduce the influx of migrants to Europe.
Merkel has spent a lot of her summer seeking to defuse a crisis that has involved invocations of the Holocaust, limitations on German politicians visiting their nation’s …read more
Source: European Voice