Merkel will hold talks with Erdogan in Istanbul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on January 24, German government official Steffen Seibert said at a briefing.

“At the end of his visit to Davos (January 23 ), the Chancellor will go to Istanbul on Friday, January 24, negotiations with Turkish President Erdogan will take place there”, –  Seibert said.

The program of Merkel’s visit includes the opening of a new German-Turkish university campus with Erdogan and meetings with representatives of business and civil society, he added.