On the question of Turkey, Schroeder said "Merkel is making the same mistake with Turkey that she made with Iraq. She believed in the war in Iraq, and supported it. Now I am happy that she has given this perspective up. But she is now making the same mistake with Turkey. This is her mistake: You cannot turn a security issue, a foreign policy issue, into a subject for national dispute. We cannot allow this to happen. It goes against the national interests of Germany."