Leaders of Turkey and Germany held a joint-press conference after a working breakfast meeting.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said they are expecting support from the EU countries, Germany in particular, in fight against the terrorism, TRT English reported.
Erdogan said, "I express our demand from the EU countries, especially from Germany, for the support in the fight against terrorism since the terrorist organization in our country is also listed as a terrorist organization by the US but has been carrying activities under different names in Europe. It is evident that we need to struggle together against such threat, and our interior ministers are given the necessary orders regarding the matter."
Addressing concerns that some EU members are stalling entry of Turkey to the club, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey's bid to enter the European Union must not be allowed to slow.
"The process must not slow," Erdogan told the joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
The EU Commission is finalizing its annual report on how Turkey is progressing on EU requirements.