President Recep tayyip Erdoğan had a video conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
Turkey’s relations with Germany and the EU, as well as regional developments, particularly the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya and the Azerbaijan-Armenia issue were discussed.
President Erdoğan stated that the declaration issued following the EU leaders’ summit lacked elements that lay the groundwork for dialogue and cooperation and help overcome problems.
Noting that the EU succumbs to the pressure and blackmails by Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration despite Turkey’s well-intended approach, president Erdoğan said that Europe’s major interests shouldn’t be sacrificed for a few member countries’ minor interests.
Stressing that the UN resolutions and international law must be implemented in order to achieve a lasting solution to the issue of Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia, President Erdoğan added that the opportunity offered by tranquillity established on the ground in Libya shouldn’t be wasted.
Also present at the video conference were Director of National Intelligence Organisation Hakan Fidan, Director of Administrative Affairs of the Presidency Metin Kıratlı, Director of Communications of the Presidency Fahrettin Altun and Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın.