While the German government repeated its plan on Friday to consider freezing or even ending accession talks with Turkey, European Union foreign ministers shrugged off the idea and instead stressed the need for dialogue.
In addition to EU member states, countries of Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein have committed to relocating people. Norway has accepted 1,508 relocated people, Switzerland 1,122 and Lichtenstein 10.
European Union member states want to improve "the exchange of information," they said after a meeting Tuesday.
Last year, Italy replaced Greece as the main destination for Europe-bound sea migrants. About 98,000 migrants have landed on its shores since the beginning of the year.
As diplomatic spat between Germany and Turkey reaches new depths, so too might voter turnout among Germany's largest ethnic minority. But discrimination at home is as much to blame as foreign affairs.
German grocery store chain Rewe and its discount subsidiary Penny had announced that they would be removing all eggs from the Netherlands from supermarket shelves.
German authorities were aware that the man accused in a deadly stabbing spree at a Hamburg supermarket had shown signs of radicalization prior to the incident, officials said Saturday