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.
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.
The judges who ordered the acquittal of the Gezi trial defendants, including Osman Kavala, are under investigation. The probe is led by an official body which conducts disciplinary procedures in the Turkish legal system.
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.
Turkish-backed militants have clashed with Syrian government forces in Idlib as they tried to push into the area. Responding Russian airstrikes killed at least two soldiers.
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