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The Complicated Guest: President Erdoğan in Germany

Welcoming a guest like Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is not easy for anyone in Berlin. When the Turkish President and Chancellor Angela Merkel shook hands to say goodbye after they gave a press conference together, he smiled like a schoolboy who just won a competition, while her expression definitely did not deserve the expression smile. She looked angry

Germany: Bundestag Discusses Events in Chemnitz

During a general debate at the Bundestag, Germany's federal parliament, Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the rampage seen at protests organized by radical right-wing organizations in Chemnitz. The harshness of her comments were seen as atypical for Merkel, who is usually more restrained. She said there was no excuse for agitation, Nazi chants