During a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the G-20 summit in China, German Chancellor Angela Merkel looked like a guilty provincial politician coming to an audience with the Sultan, according to the German newspaper Die Welt.
The German newspaper Die Welt likened German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s meeting with Tukey’s President to a guilty provincial politician coming to an audience with the Sultan. Merkel met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.
The two’s symbolic language did not speak in favor of the German Chancellor, Die Welt commentator Von Torsten Krauel said, referring to a tiny German flag seen against the background of two large Turkish flags during their meeting in Hangzhou. “The Chancellor and the Turkish President met on neutral territory, where theoretically their talks looked like the meeting of two equal partners in NATO. But visually it looked as if repentant Angela Merkel had come for an audience with the Sultan in Ankara,” he said.