German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on a two-day trip to Turkey. Ahead of the visit Merkel gave her backing to opening a new chapter of talks in Turkey’s bid for EU membership – an offer welcomed by Turkish leaders.
Turkey could stop "Islamic State" terrorists from carrying out another massacre directly on its border with Syria. So why hasn't it done so, asks DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
At a meeting with new Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to support Poland if it wants to enter the eurozone. Ukraine was also on the agenda of their talks.
Premier Li Keqiang says China is prepared to make it easier for German companies to do business there after talks with Angela Merkel. However, he warned that China might not meet its growth target this year.
New Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says EU membership and democratic reforms are his main priorities, in his first speech as head of state. He took the oath of office earlier on Thursday.
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