The Syrian conflict, as well as the conflicts in Iran and Iraq, are likely to be on the agenda. The two are due to cross paths twice in a matter of days, with Erdogan also attending the Libya peace conference in Berlin.
Selahattin Demirtas, a former co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party, which advocates for Kurds and other minorities in Turkey, could be sentenced to 142 years in prison. Negotiations have not brought about results.
Ankara has announced the deployment of troops to Libya. Turkish forces will support the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli, which is under siege by the army of General Khalifa Haftar.
Chancellor Merkel has held her title for 5,143 days. But to overtake Helmut Kohl and become the longest-serving, she'll have to remain in office until December 2021, which is unlikely.
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