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Erdogan and Merkel to talk business, human rights

28 Sep 2018

BERLIN, Sept 28 Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel hope to ease tensions between their countries at a meeting on Friday, but the Turkish president may not like what he sees at a news conference he is scheduled to hold with the German chancellor.

Erdogan comes seeking rapprochement with wary Berlin

27 Sep 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the eve of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan that Germany wanted to work with Turkey economically, but added she would also raise sensitive issues of human rights and prisoners with him. | Video

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Germany to list Gulen group as terrorist

27 Sep 2018

BERLIN, Sept 27 President Tayyip Erdogan, on the eve of a visit to Germany, urged it to designate as a terrorist organisation the Fethullah Gulen movement, which Turkey blames for a 2016 coup attempt.

Germany's Maas offers Turkey help with Syrian refugees

05 Sep 2018

ANKARA Germany is prepared to offer humanitarian assistance to countries harboring Syrian refugees if it comes to an all-out government offensive in Idlib, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in Ankara on Wednesday.

EU's Barnier offers Britain close ties but 'no single market a la carte'

30 Aug 2018

BERLIN/LONDON The European Union is prepared to offer Britain an unprecedentedly close relationship after it quits the bloc but would not allow anything that weakened the body's single market, chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday. | Video

Friendship no more: how Russian gas is a problem for Germany

06 Aug 2018

BERLIN For decades, the Friendship pipeline has delivered oil from Russia to Europe, heating German homes even in the darkest days of the Cold War.

In cyber, Germany needs to counter-attack, minister says

24 Jul 2018

BERLIN Germany is considering laws that would let it respond actively to foreign cyber-attacks, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer as he presented a domestic intelligence agency report showing Iran was the latest power to ramp up hack attacks on German systems.

Ozil departure puts focus on German relations with Turkish community

24 Jul 2018

BERLIN German football star Mesut Ozil's decision to quit the national team due to "racism and disrespect" he faced over his Turkish roots triggered a bad-tempered public debate on Monday about the country's relations with its largest immigrant community. | Video

Britain warns EU - we face 'Brexit no-deal by accident' unless you change course

23 Jul 2018

BERLIN/LONDON Britain called on European Union negotiators on Monday to urgently change their approach to Brexit or face the turmoil of a "no-deal by accident". | Video

With raft of deals, China and Germany swear to keep trade free

10 Jul 2018

BERLIN Germany and China signed a raft of commercial accords worth some 20 billion euros (17.70 billion pounds)on Monday, with their leaders reiterating commitments to a multilateral global trade order despite a looming trade war with the United States. | Video

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