German magazine Der Spiegel reported last week that the German intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey since 2009.
German Ambassador to Ankara Eberhard Pohl was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Aug. 18 following media reports claiming German secret services have been eavesdropping on Turkey for some time. The Turkish Foreign Ministry asked for an explanation from the ambassador and said in a public statement that it would be âgraveâ if even only part of the media reports were true.
Germany interested in "constructive relations" with Russia
BERLIN -- Germany is interested in building constructive relations with Russia, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper on Friday.
“Germany is highly interested in sound and constructive relations with Russia,” Merkel said.