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Erdogan gives Merkel antique mirror and helmet at university opening ceremony

Turkey, Istanbul
January 24, 2020 at 16:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delighted German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an antique mirror and helmet to symbolise strength, luxury and wealth at the opening ceremony of a new German-Turkish University campus in Istanbul on Friday.

Footage shows the German chancellor being presented with the two gifts and thanking Erdogan.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Istanbul on Thursday for talks with her Turkish host and counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 19 January Berlin Libya talks, an agreement on the fate of refugees is expected to be top of the agenda.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delighted German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an antique mirror and helmet to symbolise strength, luxury and wealth at the opening ceremony of a new German-Turkish University campus in Istanbul on Friday.

Footage shows the German chancellor being presented with the two gifts and thanking Erdogan.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Istanbul on Thursday for talks with her Turkish host and counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 19 January Berlin Libya talks, an agreement on the fate of refugees is expected to be top of the agenda.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Turkish Presidency

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