Merkel in Turkey for talks with Erdogan
24 January 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Istanbul on Friday (24 January) at the start of an official visit to Turkey.

The Chancellor joined Turkish president Recip Tayip Erdogan for the opening ceremony of the new German - Turkish University in Istanbul. The two leaders hailed the opening of the university as an important step in cementing Turkish-German relations.

During the opening ceremony ahead of bilateral talks between the two leaders, Erdogan said they would discuss regional dynamics, regional issues, especially Libya, and bilateral relations.

source: with agencies

photo: Chancellor Merkel of Germany and President Erdogan of Turkey chatting before the opening ceremony of the new German-Turkish University in Istanbul on 24 January 2020 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Turkey).