Merkel rejects Turkey’s ‘incomprehensible’ comments
June 8, 2016
Speaking during a joint news conference with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev (pictured above, left) in Berlin on Tuesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated comments made by her spokesman Steffen Seibert on Monday, saying that lawmakers in Germany’s lower house of parliament are “freely elected without exception.” “The accusations and statements which have been made by the Turkish side are incomprehensible,” Merkel said. “It was clear with the passing of the resolution that there is a difference of views between the majority of the Bundestag and the Turkish side,” said Merkel, stressing that she would push for direct talks between Turkey and Armenia.
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