German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Germany's Angela Merkel said on Monday Islam "belonged to Germany", in a clear repudiation of anti-immigration protesters gathering in Dresden and other cities.A day after walking arm-in-arm with French President Francois Hollande at the front of a massive march in Paris to honour the victims of killings by Islamic militants, the chancellor received the Turkish prime minister and urged dialogue among religions.Merkel pointed to comments made by former German president Christian Wulff, who said in 2010 that Islam was part of Germany, triggering a fierce debate.Nearly two in three of the four million Muslims in Germany are of Turkish origin.
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