In an emotional speech, German President Joachim Gauck has condemned the attack in Berlin and called for liberal values to be upheld.
Berlin's Salafist extremist scene has tripled since 2011, according to a report from Germany's domestic intelligence agency. Russians comprise the largest foreign national group in the scene.
Germany's government has faced a slew of criticism over German-made tanks that Turkey deployed in its push into Syria. Some politicians have called for an immediate halt to arms exports to Turkey and nixing a key deal.
The German federal police are expanding their anti-terrorism unit GSG 9 and installing a special squad in Berlin. The move is a reaction to ongoing terrorist threats in the capital.
Berlin and Ankara are set to restart regular government consultations after a break of almost a year, German media report. Relations between the two countries deteriorated after a failed coup against President Erdogan.
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