Foreign policy spokesmen for Germany's ruling coalition parties have supported talks to normalize tourism with Turkey.
Nils Schmid, foreign policy spokesman for the Social Democratic Party (SPD); Jürgen Hart, foreign policy spokesman for Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentary groups, and Cevdet Yılmaz, deputy leader of the Justice and Development Party of Turkey, discussed the agenda at a meeting in Berlin.
Nils Schmid, a member of Social Democratic Party (SPD), expressed hoped that ECU-Turkey relations would develop during the Germany's periodic presidency over the EU and said: "We expect that with more success in fight against COVID-19, Germany would cancel travel warnings in the upcoming days".
"I think this year I will travel to Turkey," Schmid said adding: "Perhaps in the next two or three weeks, there will be changes in the travel warnings and my wish will come true".
Jürgen Hart, foreign policy spokesman for Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentary groups also expressed satisfaction over the continuation of dialogue between Turkey and Germany on tourism, saying that if we find a way to reduce tourism restrictions between Germany and Turkey, hundreds of thousands Turks in Germany and also hundreds of thousands of Germans who spend their holidays in Turkey would benefit.
While wishing Germany's success during its periodic presidency of the European Union, Cevdet Yılmaz said: "I think we will witness a very significant improvement in Turkey-Germany relations during this period."