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Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized her support for the Muslim community in Germany and opposition to Turkey's EU application after meeting with the Turkish prime minister.

Merkel met with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Berlin during his first visit to Germany since taking office in August.

In speeches made after the meeting, Merkel made clear her opposition to Turkey's bid to join the EU, discussed the importance of increasing dialogue among religious communities and emphasized no tolerance for violence.


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