Germany ready to take part in economic aid package for Turkey

Published April 22nd, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Germany is ready to take part in a Group of Seven (G7) aid package to help deal with Turkey's present economic and financial crisis, a finance ministry spokeswoman said Friday, April 20. But she stressed that the decision for such aid had to be taken within the G7, and that meant further consultations were necessary.  


"So far as the (German) government goes, we are open to any support (for Turkey) that is possible within the G7," the spokeswoman said.  


The Financial Times Deutschland newspaper said Friday the G7 leading industrial countries are not all agreed on providing massive aid for Turkey, some governments regarding the country as "a bottomless pit", according to the newspaper's expression. —(AFP)  


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