German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Adebahr said Germany does not consider imposing economic sanctions of any kind against Turkey over a possible military intervention of the country in Syria. Adebahr spoke at the weekly federal press conference in Berlin on Monday.
«We have spoken often about Syria here in the recent days and a possible Turkish military intervention there. From our... Еще point of view the question of economic sanctions against Turkey is not being raise,» said she.
Adebahr's comments come after US President Donald Trump tweeted he will 'devastate' Turkey economically if Ankara attacked the Kurds in Syria.
In the light of the Macedonian parliament's vote to adopt the Prespa Agreement, which would see the country's name change to 'Northern Macedonia' in a bid to settle a long-lasting name dispute with Greece, government spokesperson Steffen Seibert added that Germany welcomes the deal and expressed hope that the matter will conclude positively.
Commenting on the Nord Stream 2 and a letter in this regard by the US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, Adebahr stated that Germany stands behind the project regardless of the US's position, concluding that Germany prefers to settle such differences in direct dialogue.