The German Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a new safety and travel warning for its citizens heading to Turkey over the “arbitrary imprisonment of German nationals” by Turkish authorities.
In extensive and detailed instructions posted to its website, the ministry laid out a list of suggestions and warnings for German citizens planning to go to Turkey.
Tuesday’s warning notes that both dual nationals and Germans with no Turkish passport have been arrested, and a number of German citizens detained in Turkey have been denied consular access.
The warning is the culmination of a months-long row between the two countries and comes one day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Turkey would never become a member of the European Union.
In July, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Berlin would pursue a new policy on Turkey, and warned it was no longer safe for German citizens to travel there.
“We can’t go on as before. We have to be clearer than before, so the authorities in Ankara understand that their policies are not without consequences,” Mr. Gabriel said at a press conference in Berlin.
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