Gabriel said he had agreed with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to continue talks given the “difficult issues” that still had to be resolved. Germany is home to some 3 million people of Turkish heritage.
“Following recent rulings in Turkey, six persons have now been released from prisons or allowed to leave,” Gabriel said.
“And in the case of the imprisoned journalist Deniz Yucel, the Turkish judiciary has at least made the conditions for detention easier. The next urgent step here is the presentation of an indictment.”