Dispute between NATO members needs to be clarified, says German chancellor. German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday reiterated her call for dialogue between Turkey and Greece over the offshore energy exploration in Eastern Mediterranean.
“I made an effort to reduce tension. Sometimes this is only possible with both parties speaking over and over again,” said Merkel during her traditional annual summer news conference.
“The discussion regarding the distribution of economic zones can only be carried out together. Germany is making an effort for this,” she added. “These relationships are multifaceted. Turkey is a NATO ally. The dispute is between two NATO members. For this reason, these things within the alliance need to be clarified,” she said.