>> The chill between NATO allies Germany and Turkey appears to be thawing. They turned on each other over multiple disputes, including Ankara's post-coup crackdown, the migrant crisis, and the arrests of German citizens and journalists in Turkey. Now signs of a return to normal during an apparently warm meeting between the two countries' Foreign Ministers.
Germany pointing to historic links between the countries and the three million Turks who live in Germany. Turkey's delegation stating both countries believe they could tackle tension through dialogue. While what exactly went down at this meeting hasn't been confirmed, there have been a number of sticking points. The migrant crisis perhaps being the most notable.
The European Union promised to give Turkey six billion Euros in exchange for helping refugees in their country. Turkey is a gatekeeper for migrants attempting to enter Central Europe. But last Saturday, the EU said only a relatively small amount of the money Turkey had so far received had been used to that end.
And that's linked to another bone of contention, whether Turkey should be allowed to join the European Union at all. It's a move that Germany, Europe's most powerful economy, opposes. Berlin also upset Turkey by granting asylum to Turkey nationals accused of participating in the 2016 coup attempt, which saw thousands of arrests.