The EU is facing "major challenges" in dealing with NATO ally Turkey and Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said, Ahval reports.
The pair made the remarks during a meeting to discuss European issues, ranging from ties with Moscow to the block’s battle against COVID-19 variants, ahead of an EU summit next week.
“On the one hand, there are differences of opinion. On the other hand, we are dependent on each other if we want to shape certain issues together,” Merkel said, speaking on Turkey.
“That is the migration issue, that is the issue of the future of Libya, that is the issue of the future of Syria.”