MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Roth will make a statement regarding the decision on Wednesday, Der Spiegel magazine reported.
Four German lawmakers were planning to visit the Turkish cities of Ankara, Diyarbakir and Istanbul in order to discuss internal Turkish developments as well as the nation's relations with the European Union, according to the German parliament's statement.
The visit was scheduled amid the deterioration of EU-Turkish relations. Specifically, the European Union has become concerned over the outcome of the recent Turkish referendum, which granted the sitting president with more powers, and Ankara's consideration of reintroducing the death penalty. Earlier this month, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that if Turkey reinstated capital punishment, it would mean the end of the the country's talks on accession to the European Union.