From the point of view of CDU, foreign policy official Jürgen Hardt, financial support for Turkey, in financial crisis, is only an option if the government in Ankara changes course. "The cause of the economic and monetary crisis in Turkey is the failing statements by President Erdogan regarding the independence of the central bank and the rule of law," said Hardt the "Rheinische Post".
If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not fundamentally change this attitude, economic aid would be wasted. "However, if the Turkish government were to change its focus, it would be possible to think about aid," said the Foreign Affairs spokesman for the Union's faction. "We have an interest in a strong Turkey – for political and economic reasons."
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The SPD chairman Andrea Nahles had previously brought German aid for Turkey into the conversation. "It can create the situation in which Germany has to help Turkey – regardless of the political conflicts with President Erdogan," she told the newspapers of the spark-media group. "Turkey is a NATO partner we do not care about, and it is in everyone's interest that Turkey remains economically stable and that the turmoil in the currencies is limited."
Turkey is currently dominated by an economic crisis that has crushed the Turkish lira in recent weeks. The crisis has been exacerbated by the conflict with the US: in the dispute over the US under arrest Andrew Pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey, the US imposed economic sanctions on the NATO partner. Erdogan accused the US on Saturday of wanting to bring his country economically to its knees.
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According to information from SPIEGEL, the Minister of Finance, Olaf Scholz, has called on the Turkish government to accept a tool from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a telephone conversation (read more here).