Merkel to discuss Syria with Erdogan during his visit next week

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss challenging topics including the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Germany next week, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday. Russia and Turkey told a weekly meeting of the U.N. Syria humanitarian taskforce in Geneva

Germany’s Merkel worried about Iran’s influence on the Middle East

AMMAN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concerns over Iran's ballistic missile programme and called for solutions to its "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East. "Iran's aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed but rather we need solutions urgently," she said after meeting Jordan's King