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02 Feb '17

Visit to Turkey

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a working lunch with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Angela Merkel calls for freedom of opinion

At a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Chancellor Angela Merkel has underscored the important role played by the Opposition in a democracy. With a view to the planned referendum in Turkey, Angela Merkel said that everything must be done to preserve the separation of powers and freedom of opinion. more

03 Sep '16

Angela Merkel at the G20 summit in China

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the first session of the G20 summit in China

Sustainable growth and social responsibility

The global economy needs new impetus. At the close of the G20 summit, the Chancellor announced that projects now agreed would be reviewed during the German Presidency. It is important to combine sustainable growth with social responsibility, she said. more

12 Jun '16

Government consultations with China

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the BMW Brilliance plant in Shenyang

Rule of law strengthens trust

The central theme for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her delegation during consultations with the Chinese government was that the rule of law ought to be the basis for all state actions. At the end of her trip, Angela Merkel stressed the importance of continued cooperation with China. more

26 May '16

G7 summit in Japan

Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka.

Strengthening the economy and eliminating the causes of refugee movements

Chancellor Angela Merkel has deemed the G7 summit in Japan a success. The seven heads of state and government intend to work together to revitalise the global economy. more

22 May '16

Angela Merkel meets with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Erdogan at the UN Summitl in Istanbul

Immunity and visa liberalisation - open questions

Following her meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, questions remain regarding the decision to strip members of the Turkish parliament of their immunity from prosecution, said Angela Merkel. more

22 May '16

Angela Merkel at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul

Creating a viable humanitarian system

Speaking at the World Humanitarian Summit, Chancellor has called for strict respect for international law. Angela Merkel said the fact that we have to discuss this, is in itself a disaster. more

08 Feb '16

Refugee situation at the Turkish-Syrian border

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu

Angela Merkel offers Turkey assistance for border region

Germany and Turkey intend to work together to resolve the refugee crisis. In Ankara, the Chancellor also called on Russia to end attacks on Syrian civilians. In the refugee crisis the main thrust must now be to take in legal refugees and prevent illegal migration, she said. more

15 Nov '15

G20 summit in Turkey

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Finance Minister, at a press conference

A strong signal against terrorism

Chancellor Angela Merkel has reported that the G20 summit sent a "resolute signal" in the fight against terrorism. A wide spectrum of international cooperation is important, she said, partly to stop the flow of funds to terrorists. Angela Merkel also announced that Germany would hold the G20 presidency in 2017. more

29 Oct '15

The Chancellor in China

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Chinese children

China is an important player in the world, says Chancellor

At the end of her visit to China, Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed, "It is good and it is the right thing to do to visit China once a year, because things are developing so quickly here." Political talks centred on the international situation and China’s role in the global economy. more

18 Oct '15

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Turkey

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Addressing the refugee issue together

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have agreed to cooperate more closely on the refugee situation. Other issues discussed at their meeting included Turkey’s EU accession process, visa agreements and return agreements with Turkey. more

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