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Putin and Erdoğan Knock Again at Merkel’s Door

Sanctions force the two autocrats to negotiate with Germany over Syria.

Germany’s diplomatic relations with Turkey and Russia are warming up again.

For several years, these relationships have been frosty.

Reuters reported last week “But now, a diplomatic firework erupted” (Trumpet translation throughout).

Geru 1aGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a three hour discussion on August 18.

A meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is planned for September.

Ahead of the meeting with Putin, Merkel indicated that a…

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