Turkey Wants To Avoid Fallout From German Tensions, Says Turkish PM

Turkey Wants To Avoid Fallout From German Tensions, Says Turkish PM

 Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told executives from German companies in Turkey on Thursday (July 27) that his country wanted to prevent political tensions damaging their economic ties.

Yildirim said Ankara did not want the political tensions to escalate and that it was important for politicians to ensure that their disputes did not spill over and harm commerce.

“It is very important for us that you are not harmed because of those developments and not to be part of this tension. I am saying it very clearly that we do not see you as German companies, we are seeing you as companies of this country,” he said.

Turkey's clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year's export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on Tuesday (July 25)

Relations between Turkey and Germany deteriorated after Turkey arrested 10 rights activists, including a German, three weeks ago as part of a wider security crackdown.