Germany-Turkey ties extremely close and trusting: Envoy

Germany's envoy in Turkey said on Aug. 4 that he was "pleased" that bilateral relations between Turkey and Germany are "extremely close and trusting."


"Our political relations are extremely close at all levels of government and covering also non-governmental organizations," Jurgen Schulz told reporters in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Erdoğan speaks with Georgian, Ethiopian premiers over phone

The Turkish president on Aug. 1 held separate phone conversations with Georgian and Ethiopian prime ministers, according to Turkey's Communications Directorate.


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili discussed Turkey-Georgia relations and regional issues,

Ankara summons Greek diplomat over border killing

Turkey has summoned the Chargé d'Affairs of the Greece Embassy in Ankara after a Turkish citizen was killed by individuals dressed in plain clothes in a cross-border fire near Meriç River.


Sources from the Turkish Foreign Ministry informed that Greek diplomat Eleni Vakali was summoned to the ministry on Aug. 1.