Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Germany's Foreign Minister in Angela Merkel's coalition government.
Germany celebrated Unity Day on October 3, marking 27 years since reunification. But after many of the former eastern states voted strongly for the far-right populist AfD party in September's federal election, some political analysts are asking whether Germany's east and west are really dancing to the same tune. Inside Europe spoke to DW correspondent Daniel Pelz in Berlin.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on the Day of German Unity that despite 27 years as a reunified nation, "other walls" have arisen to divide Germany. The public holiday follows on the heels of a testy election.
Germany's president has spoken approvingly of government statements against Turkey. The foreign minister has assured the nearly 3 million people of Turkish heritage in Germany that the tough stance does not affect them.