June 8, 2018 / 10:55 AM / 2 months ago

Turkey's suspension of migrant deal with Greece doesn't affect EU-Turkey deal: Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government does not expect Turkey’s decision to suspend a migrant agreement with Greece to affect a similar agreement between Ankara and the European Union, a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

“To our knowledge the events of yesterday do not affect the deal with the EU,” a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said. “We hope that a dialogue between Greece and Turkey will take place to clarify unresolved issues.”

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted on Thursday as saying Turkey has suspended its migrant readmission deal with Greece, days after Athens released from prison four Turkish soldiers who fled there after a 2016 attempted coup.

Reporting by Michelle Martin

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