US prosecutors charged a former Turkish economy minister and a former Halkbank manager with conspiring to evade US sanctions against Iran in a case targeting gold trader Reza Zarrab. Ankara dismisses the case as politically motivated.
Merkel's election promises to halt Turkey's EU accession talks may have pleased the German electorate, but other EU leaders are backing Turkey.
During a meeting with provincial representatives of his ruling AK Party on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Europe Union to make its mind up on Turkey's membership bid.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini stresses Turkey's role in region after Germany's chancellor called for an end to accession talks.
The pilot project is aimed at helping Syrian refugees to find employment.
Ankara accuses Chancellor Merkel of populism and going against EU principles after she said in an election debate that Turkey should not join the European Union.
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