German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. There were heavy clashes between police and protesters in the city.
The Turkish president is trying to use the fight over Jerusalem to present himself as the leader of a Muslim coalition. But his shameless rants against Israel are hypocritical and transparent, says Daniel Heinrich.
The two men agree that US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is a bad idea. They will discuss what, if anything, can be done to counter the US move.
Prominent Turkish figures say Recep Tayyip Erdogan's posturing toward the incendiary US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is mostly about bolstering his domestic agenda. DW's Diego Cupolo reports.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has become an icon. Abroad, she's held in high esteem due to the length of her tenure and her conduct during Europe's refugee crisis. But back home, support for Merkel is waning.
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