“We have conveyed the anger felt over the ambassador’s comments to him, and that we condemn the expressions he used,” one of the sources said.
The head of the European Uni-on’s delegation to Turkey, Hansjoerg Haber, was called to Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to provide an explanation for critical comments he made during a press conference on May 13, Turkish media report.
Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır had already slammed Haber for his remarks. Bozkir assailed Haber on his official Twitter account in several critical posts, demanding that the EU envoy explain what he meant by the German saying “Starting like a Turk, ending like a German” when referring to the EU-Turkey visa liberalization deal." />