Germany has accepted 1.6 million Syrians and other migrants since 2014. In Germany, Europe's leading economy and most powerful nation, Chancellor Angela Merkel differs sharply with her Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, on the latter's call to block migrants already registered in another European Union country from entering Germany.
Trump tweeted . "Their employees and customers are already very angry at them". "There are no [trade] talks planned", European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmström said Tuesday, adding that Harley-Davidson's relocation decision was exactly the type of reaction Europe had been aiming for with its counter-tariffs.
But despite their alignment against the U.S. trade threat, the EU and China remain at odds over issues including the lack of reciprocal access for European firms and the EU's reluctance to endorse China's Belt and Road trade and infrastructure program.
Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday that oppressed people of the world and the Muslim community prayed for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election victory. Erdogan, the most popular but also divisive leader in modern Turkish history, argues the new powers will better enable him to tackle the nation's economic problems - the lira has lost 20 percent against the dollar this year - and deal with Kurdish rebels in southeast Turkey and in neighboring Iraq and Syria.
Harley-Davidson declined interview requests Monday but said in prepared remarks that the company "maintains a strong commitment to US -based manufacturing which is valued by riders globally". Earlier this year the White House imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminium imports from several countries, including the 27-member EU.
CNN reports that Erdogan declared himself the victor before the results were announced, leading to opposition claims that "state media and the election commission had manipulated the results and saying it was too early to be sure of the outcome".