Germany, Turkey Seeking Better Relations
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday that his country and Turkey want to see their relations improve.
He spoke to reporters in Berlin where he hosted a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a week of disputes.
"The memories we have of our good relations with Turkey are so important right now because our current relations are very tense. This is not normal," Gabriel said.
Turkish officials have been angered by German authorities who banned local rallies where Turkish ministers were due to speak to supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Saturday, Erdogan said during a rally in Istanbul that such moves were no different than the practices of Nazi Germany.
And last week, Turkey arrested a reporter for the German newspaper Die Welt.
Gabriel said he made clear to Cavusoglu that making comparisons to Nazi Germany is a line that must not be crossed. He otherwise described Wednesday's meeting as friendly and open, but also controversial and hard.
不过努内斯说，“我认为这是一个有道理的问题——如果这是一个问题的话。拿弗林将军来说，为什么他被录音了？是纯属偶然还是别的什么？ 还有任何别的录音吗？” 努内斯还提到，众议院情报委员会在白宫提出要求之前，就已经计划调查有关大选期间电话监听的更广泛的问题了。
First Public Hearing for Russia Election Interference Probe Called
The House Intelligence Committee will probe Russian interference into the U.S. election in public for the first time during a hearing March 20, committee chair Representative Devin Nunes announced Tuesday.
Among those invited to give public testimony are James Comey, the current director of the FBI who has been at the center of the controversy regarding his involvement in influencing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails; Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency; and John Brennan, former CIA director.
President Donald Trump heightened the firestorm surrounding the Russia investigation when, late last week, he tweeted that phones at his New York high-rise building had been wiretapped at the behest of former President Barack Obama, a charge labeled "simply false" by an Obama spokesman.
"I think it’s a valid question — if it was a question. Look at General Flynn — why was he being recorded? Was it incidental like we all assume or was it something else? Was there any other additional recording going on?" Nunes said, noting the House Intelligence Committee planned to looked into the broader issue of phone surveillance during the election even before the White House request.