Germany will accelerate the Turkey’s EU accession process, Reuters news agency reports Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, as saying during her visit to Turkey.

“How can we make the accession process more dynamic? Germany is ready this year to open Chapter 17, and make preparations for (Chapters) 23 and 24 in the accession negotiations,” Angela Merkel said. 

Earlier on, the EU offered EUR 3 billion, easing of visa regime and the beginning of new Turkey's EU membership negotiations in exchange for assistance in stemming a migrant influx to Europe.