'Unhelpful': CDU foreign expert Wadful criticizes emergence of Barbuk in Turkey
Deutschland “not helpful”

A foreign expert in the Christian Democratic Union criticizes Barbouk’s statements regarding Turkey

Foreign Minister Barbuk appears with her Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu before the press

Barbuk first met the Greek Prime Minister in Athens. Then I headed to Istanbul for talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Relations between Greece and Turkey, two NATO members, have recently deteriorated significantly.

Johann Wadfull, a politician from the Christian Democratic Union, considers the German foreign minister’s actions in Turkey and Greece wrong. Both countries will be needed permanently as NATO partners.

DrChristian Democratic Union foreign affairs expert Johann Wadful has criticized the behavior of German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbock (the Green Party) during her visit to Turkey and Greece. The leader of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group said the fact that Barbuk criticized Turkey publicly from Athens was “unhelpful”. “We need both countries as permanent partners – not only, but above all in NATO.”

“Anyone who combines trips to these two countries should build style and communication on moderation from the start,” Wadvel said. In this regard, it was a mistake to publicly criticize Turkey from Greek territory. No matter how correct the position, smart foreign policy defends it in personal discussions. ”

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July 29, 2022, Turkey, Ankara: Foreign Minister Annalena Barbuk (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), received her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.  The minister had previously held talks in Athens.  Photo: Annette Riedl / dpa +++ dpa picture radio +++

Barbuk apparently rejected Turkish territorial claims in the Aegean on Friday in Athens. At a later meeting in Istanbul, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused her of bias. He accused the federal government of abandoning its traditional role in mediating Greek-Turkish disputes.

Criticism of Barbock’s trip also came from the Left Party. “There is no reason to discredit Barbuk’s policy toward Turkey as long as Erdogan’s criticism of Turkey has no consequences,” foreign expert in the left-wing parliamentary group Sevim Dagdelin told AFP.

And she continued, “German arms exports and financial aid continue, and the wars of aggression launched by Turkey, a partner of NATO, in both Iraq and Syria, which violate international law, are still not condemned as such.” Barbuck must now follow up on their critical words with action.


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