Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany’s Minister of Defence meets with her Turkish counter part Hulusi Akar today in Berlin.
Turkish Minister of Defence Akar also visited Erbil and Baghdad last week.
Following his return from Iraq, his statements of “counter-terrorism” raised discussion in Turkey and in the region on whether these message can be the sign of a new offensive targeting the Kurds in Iraq and Syria.
It has been claimed that Akar will ask for support from Germany for Turkey’s military assault in Sinjar (Shengal) and in other regions of Syria.
The tension between Turkey and Greece regarding the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Turkish troops in Libya will also be discussed during the meetings.
Political activists and Kurds living in Berlin announced that they plan to organise a protest in front of the Ministry of Defense in Germany during the meeting of Kramp-Karrenbauer and Akar.
“We call on everyone in Berlin, who is against the offensive foreign policy of the Turkish state to join our protest. If Germany is to finance and support a new war, we should not be a part of this crime,” said the campaign organisers in a joint statement.