Angela Merkel, born July 17, 1954, has been the chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the Christian Democrat party, CDU, since 2000.
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The head of Germany's largest Jewish organization has said the Turkish president's last comparisons with National Socialism insult the memory of Holocaust victims. It's the latest salvo in an incendiary war of words.
Turkish President Erdogan has praised the arrest of a German journalist and accused Germany's Angela Merkel of using "Nazi measures," in a fresh attack on Berlin. A Turkish paper also slammed DW for "terror propaganda."