German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim in Berlin on Thursday.
German Foreign Ministry spokesman Steffen Zeibert said in a statement on Monday that the meeting would discuss relations between the two countries and address international issues.
He added that the Turkish prime minister will head to Munich next week to attend the policy and security conference. The German chancellor is expected to ask the Turkish prime minister to release the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yogel, who has been held in Turkey for a year.
“The German government will use in the future all the means available to us, both political and diplomatic for the release of Deniz Yogel, in addition to other German prisoners of course,” said the spokesman of the German government.