Germany says Merkel discussed press freedom with Turkish PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discussed freedom of the press on Sunday, following the seizure of Turkey's largest newspaper by authorities, a German government spokeswoman said.

"You can assume that this topic was on the agenda during the most recent talks between the chancellor and the Turkish prime minister," Christiane Wirtz told a government news conference on Monday, adding that they held talks on Sunday.

"Press freedom has very great significance to the German government," she added.

Source: National News Agency