Merkel meets with Erdogan on final visit to Turkey: What now? | DW News

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Turkey on her last official visit to the country before she leaves office. Merkel held talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. High on the agenda was how to help Afghans trying to escape the Taliban. The two leaders also discussed human rights and Turkey’s prospects of European Union membership.

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