Germany Spy Affair:BND chief should explain Turkey / Breaking News

Turkey is angry about the spying by the BND. Now Ankara has apparently scheduled a meeting of intelligence chiefs of the two countries: The Turks want an explanation of BND chief Gerhard Schindler.

President of German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) Schindler stands near entrance of former monitoring base of NSA in Bad Aibling

Turkey is angry about the spying by the BND. Now Ankara has apparently scheduled a meeting of intelligence chiefs of the two countries: The Turks want an explanation of BND chief Gerhard Schindler.

Turkey and Germany have agreed according to reports from Ankara an early meeting their intelligence chiefs to talk about the alleged spying on Turkey by the Federal Intelligence Service (BND).

This is what the Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) had agreed during a phone call on Monday evening, the Anatolia news agency reported, citing diplomats. At the meeting BND President Gerhard Schindler should provide the Turkish colleagues an explanation for the actions of the German service.

In Berlin, the message was largely confirmed. From the Foreign Office, it was said that the phone call Steinmeier with Davutoglu it had gone to the reports on the activities of the BND, but also to the crisis in Iraq and Syria.

Davutoglu: wiretapping unacceptable

The possible date Schindler in Turkey initially not confirmed. According to the practices within the federal government that would do but also the service itself and not the Foreign Office. The federal government seems to want to sit out the issue, but the Turks are apparently more upset.

Der Spiegel had reported that the NATO partner Turkey in the order profile of the federal government is for the BND. Politicians of different parties in Germany have expressed understanding for such a practice.

According to Anadolu Davutoglu reiterated in the telephone call, the criticism of the alleged spying. It is contrary to the spirit of partnership, to declare an allied country to the destination intelligence activities have Davutoglu told his German colleagues. The wiretapping was unacceptable. Davutoglu’s Ministry had made ​​a similar statement on Monday and cited the German ambassador in Ankara, Eberhard Pohl for an interview to the Ministry.

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