Germany wants to see Turkey prosper, Merkel says

August 13 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Germany wants to see Turkey prosper economically and is stressing the importance of its central bank’s independence.

Merkel said after meeting the head of the Bosnian government on Aug. 13 that Germany benefits from an economically stable neighborhood and added: “Germany wants an economically prosperous Turkey. That is in our interests, too.”

She said that “no one … has an interest in an economic destabilization of Turkey, but of course everything must be done so that, for example, an independent central bank can work and so on.”

Erdoğan is due to visit Germany next month.

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