Turkey’s EU bid is getting greater support now than ever before especially from Germany. Angela Merkel who is German’s Chancellor is continually offering a “privileged partnership” to Turkey. The privileged partnership is a different option to the EU membership Turkey are following. Ahmet Davutoglu Germanys counterpart in Turkey is pleased with the pace.
But once you start getting support from other European countries you are not far from achieving your goal in this case Turkey being part of the EU.
Germany regards the development of relationships with Turkey and Turkey joining the EU of high meaning.
Currently over 4 million Turkish people are visiting Germany every year and approximately 3.5 million Turkish people live in Germany so this is a good example of a solid foundation for a prospect relationship with Germany.