Berlin, 14 December 2016
Ömer Çelik, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, met in Berlin with Members of the German Bundestag and representatives from government agencies as well as selected think tanks to discuss the status quo of the relations between Turkey and the EU. The reaction of the EU member states in the aftermath of the failed coup in Turkey, the EU-Turkey Agreement as well as domestic politics were topics of the discussion. Mister Çelik emphasized Turkey’s willingness to continue the dialogue and stressed the importance of talking with, and not about each other.
Körber Foundation regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. As at the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place in a confidential setting, so as to enable a frank and constructive exchange.