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Steinmeier visits Turkey to promote press freedom

Steinmeier visits Turkey to promote press freedomGermany's foreign minister has arrived in Turkey amid latest crackdown on media freedom and major sacks among civil servants, DW.

Frank Walter-Steinmeier arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to meet with intellectuals who campaign for human rights and press freedom.

Steinmeier is then set to meet with his Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Davusoglu, who are likely to discuss the contentious situation at Incirlik airbase, a key station for the US-led coalition fighting "Islamic State" terrorists in Syria.

The visit of Steinmeier to Turkey takes place among frosty relations between the two countries as Berlin does not approve the Turkey's post-coup attempt crackdown on journalists and the civil service.

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