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Biden congratulates Erdoğan on renewing his tenure

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone call with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, late on May 29 after renewing his tenure in the runoff election.

Biden congratulated Erdoğan on his reelection. Biden expressed the hope that the Turkish people would benefit from the election win, said a statement by the Turkish Presidency's Directorate of Communications.

The German Foreign Minister calls on China for a Peaceful Solution to the Taiwan Issue

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who is visiting China, called for a peaceful solution to the Taiwan issue, Reuters reported.

"Conflicts must be resolved peacefully," Baerbock said at a news conference in Beijing with Chinese Foreign Minister Qing Gan.

She called on China to exert its influence on Russia to end the war in Ukraine.

Germany has Apologized for a Leopard Joke that offended Africans

Germany apologized yesterday for using a leopard emoji  to mock Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Twitter, which offended Africans, the Associated Press reported, quoted by BTA.

Germany's foreign ministry joked with Russia's foreign minister during his tour of Africa, tweeting that he was not there to look for leopards but was trying to justify Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The metamorphosis of Greek-German relations

Public opinion plays a role in democracies. The extent to which polls influence the political decision-making process is a matter of dispute among experts. This applies to domestic politics, and also to foreign policy making. A majority of Greeks have a negative opinion of Germany. This is confirmed by several recent polls.