Merkel, Turkey's Erdogan to hold talks on sidelines of G20

Merkel would discuss the Ukraine crisis with French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin


Reuters July 05, 2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet at the presidential palace during the first visit since July's failed coup in Ankara, Turkey, February 2, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of a summit of G20 leading economies starting on Friday in the German port of Hamburg, her spokesperson said on Wednesday.

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Relations between the NATO partners have soured in the last few months. On Tuesday, Turkey condemned as incitement to violence an art installation in front of the German chancellery that portrayed Erdogan as a dictator.

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The spokesperson also said Merkel would discuss the Ukraine crisis with French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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