15-04-2024 02:41 AM Jerusalem Timing

EU Envoy to Turkey Resigns after Row with Ankara

EU Envoy to Turkey Resigns after Row with Ankara

The European Union’s top diplomat in Ankara has stepped down after a row with Turkey over controversial comments he made on a landmark refugee deal, a spokesperson from his office said on Tuesday.

EU-TurkeyThe European Union's top diplomat in Ankara has stepped down after a row with Turkey over controversial comments he made on a landmark refugee deal, a spokesperson from his office said on Tuesday.

"We confirm that the ambassador has resigned," the spokesperson told AFP after Hansjoerg Haber, a senior German diplomat who headed the EU delegation to Ankara, was summoned last month to the foreign ministry over the comments.