Berlin wants to make Turkey in the list of dangerous for officials of countries

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The list of the countries the visiting of which is associated with particular risks for holders of state secrets, would be changed.

The German government can make a Turkey to the list of countries visiting which involves a risk to German officials. This list is processed, confirmed corresponding media reports interior Minister of Germany Thomas de maizière in an interview with AFP on Wednesday, September 13.

It is a “routine process” and “protection of the personnel of the German departments,” the Minister explained.

According to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), as well as TV channels NDR and WDR, the Ministry is studying the possibility of introducing Turkey to the list of countries of “special security risk” carriers of state secrets, such as security personnel.

Now there are about 30 countries including Russia, China, Pakistan and North Korea, a media report said .

According to them, the possible introduction of Turkey in this category will have significant implications for the thousands of officials – for example, they may prohibit to go there on vacation. In addition, a marriage or a civil marriage with a Turkish citizen could, in this case the test to be classified as a risk factor indicate SZ, NDR and WDR.

Earlier, Turkey warned its citizens against visiting Germany because of “anti-Turkish sentiment” in Germany.

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