Air Berlin topbonus Report: Deny

From Aegean Airlines Miles and Bonus Gold
To Air Berlin topbonus Gold

I sent an email to Air Berlin and received the following answer :

Dear Mr. X

Thank you for your reply.

The Aegean Gold status corresponds to our Silver status. If you have a elite or elite plus card from Turkish Airlines, we can offer you a status match to topbonus Gold, otherwise not. I´m sorry.
I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards

It seems inconsistent with report posted on January 2nd, 2014

Air Berlin requests a copy of the gold card sent to them. Unfortunately, I have never received my Elite card from TK … so all together I was not able to match to Air Berlin Top Bonus Gold for 4 months :-(
From: Guest on January 12, 2014