Germany urges Turkey to end state of emergency

Germany’s foreign minister is urging Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to lift the country’s state of emergency as soon as possible.
Heiko Maas said Monday on the sidelines of an EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg that such a step could improve relations between Turkey and Europe.
Maas said Germany was willing to accept and respect the result of Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections Sunday.
Erdogan won Sunday’s presidential election with 52.6 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. He now rules with substantially expanded powers.