The German and Turkish leaders could be hoping 2020 brings about progress on some prickly issues. Diplomatically, relations between Berlin and Ankara have been rocky in recent years.
As violence escalates in Syria's Idlib province, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Russia believes it is in a stronger position for talks — yet it also has much at stake.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned of an "imminent" military operation in Idlib amid ceasefire talks. The threat follows recent fatal clashes. Russia's government has urged restraint.
Thousands have gathered in Berlin to demand that German Chancellor Angela Merkel change her stance and support the opening of the EU borders to migrants. Migrants are attempting to cross into Greece from Turkey.
Over the past 16 years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has progressively increased his power. But since last year, his influence has been waning, writes DW's Daniel Bellut.
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