Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate was illuminated in Turkish colors following the Istanbul attack. DW's Sertan Sanderson says the two countries have a friendship that defies hate and violence.
On German Unity Day, October 3, the well-known street art artist JR will transform Berlin's landmark with a 25-meter-high photo collage. This is intended to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
There are a host of problems and issues for Germany and Turkey to discuss. Some in Germany have criticized giving the authoritarian Turkish leader military honors and a banquet.
Berlin marked World Press Freedom Day by holding a concert in solidarity with journalists in prison around the world. The event highlighted the plight of German-Turkish reporter Deniz Yucel in particular.
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