This file photo taken on July 7, 2017 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the beginning of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany. (AFP / POOL / John MACDOUGALL)
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The top diplomats of Germany and Turkey met Saturday for previously unannounced talks in a southern Turkish resort, as a range of bitter rows strain ties between the two NATO allies.Berlin has been outraged by the detention of German nationals under Turkey's state of emergency imposed after last year's failed coup, while Ankara has accused Germany of meddling in its affairs.The German foreign ministry issued a similar statement.Another German citizen, who was not identified, was also released in a separate case but cannot leave the country, the German foreign ministry said Friday.
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