August 15, 2018 / 1:44 PM / 10 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan and Germany's Merkel discussed to improve ties: Turkish presidential source

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral ties and the situation in Syria during a phone call on Wednesday, a presidential source said.

Erdogan and Merkel pledged determination to strengthen bilateral ties and discussed their planned meeting in Berlin at the end of September, the source also said.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun

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