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A dispute of freedom of the press is striking for Finland as the state is considered a world leader in press rights. Apparently annoyed by the journalists' reporting, the prime minister fired off nearly two dozen emails.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a tricky trip to Turkey. In a press conference with his opposite number, Steinmeier said he hoped ties would soon normalize.