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Germany: Foreign Ministry 'welcomes' Turkey's rapprochement with Russia02:08

Germany: Foreign Ministry 'welcomes' Turkey's rapprochement with Russia

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August 10, 2016 at 14:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Germany's foreign ministry "welcomes" Turkey's rapprochement with Russia, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sawsan Chebli in Berlin, Wednesday.

Speaking at the federal press conference, Chebli explained, “We don't see that step is being directed against Europe. And the Turkish foreign minister shares this position according to his remarks. In fact, rapprochement with Russia does not exclude it with others; it doesn’t mean an end to continued cooperation with Europe.”

Interior Ministry spokesperson Tobias Plate announced that German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning to introduce new measures to increase security in the country following the recent incidents in Ansbach, Wurzburg and Munich.

Among the measures being discussed are reportedly a ban of burqas and a loosening of medical confidentiality.

Germany: Foreign Ministry 'welcomes' Turkey's rapprochement with Russia02:08
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Germany's foreign ministry "welcomes" Turkey's rapprochement with Russia, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sawsan Chebli in Berlin, Wednesday.

Speaking at the federal press conference, Chebli explained, “We don't see that step is being directed against Europe. And the Turkish foreign minister shares this position according to his remarks. In fact, rapprochement with Russia does not exclude it with others; it doesn’t mean an end to continued cooperation with Europe.”

Interior Ministry spokesperson Tobias Plate announced that German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning to introduce new measures to increase security in the country following the recent incidents in Ansbach, Wurzburg and Munich.

Among the measures being discussed are reportedly a ban of burqas and a loosening of medical confidentiality.

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