Germany's president was given the highest military honors upon his departure as the country's head of state. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Gauck "never lost faith in our country."
Turkish-German relations have arguably reached a historic low point. DW explains what's behind the conflict over the Turkish president's accusations of "Nazi practices" in Germany.
Tempers were running high in Berlin as German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met with his Turkish counterpart amid a diplomatic row. Gabriel hopes talks will "bring us step by step back to a better relationship."
Amid ongoing diplomatic unrest, German intelligence has reported an increase in Turkish spying in Germany. Turkey's Foreign Minister meanwhile has said Berlin "must decide whether Germany is a friend or not."
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