Turkish PM expects top-level meetings between Erdoğan, Merkel

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                                               Nora T. Kalinskij

2018 Michael Sohn AP Nora T. Kalinskij

A foreign ministry spokesman said there were still contentious issues between Germany and Turkey, whose ties deteriorated after Ankara's crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup in 2016.

Relations between the two countries had recently started to recover from their deep crisis after Turkey released several German citizens.

A picture tweeted by lawyer Veysal Ok showed Yucel outside jail embracing his wife.

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Speaking at the same event as Barnier, the economy minister of Bavaria - home to major German companies such as Siemens and BMW - said it was important for businesses to get certainty about their investments in Britain going forward.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is hosting Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Berlin on Thursday as the two countries seek to fix their strained diplomatic relationship.

The spokeswoman said that Berlin had not agreed to any "dirty deals or other arrangements" to secure the release. On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for a fast and fair trial for the journalist who has not been formally accused of anything, reports Efe news.

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"I know there are other people, perhaps less well known, who are in prison in Turkey and we hope their legal proceedings will be resolved quickly", she said.

The court ruling was condemned by human rights groups, including the United Nations and OSCE representatives on media freedom.

"My arrest had nothing to do with justice or the rule of law and nor does my release", Yucel said. He added that the case underlined the importance of press freedom and the need to continually defend it. They include Ahmet Altan, the former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspaper, his brother, journalist and academic Mehmet Altan, and prominent journalist Nazli Ilicak. He denied the accusation.

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