Egemen Bagis, Turkey's minister for relations with the EU, has hinted that Angela Merkel should go fishing with Sarkozy instead of running for the chancellor's office again. Imemdiately afterwards, the German foreign ministry summoned Turkey's ambassador in Berlin for an explanation. Then Turkey's foreign ministry did the same to Germany's ambassador in Ankara. Insults are being traded behind closed doors even as diplomats say claim that both countries remain committed to working together. 

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