Headline LATEST: Angela Merkel 'not satisfied' over talks with Russia on Ukraine conflict.
Germany's Angela Merkel has raised reports of the detention of gay men in Chechnya with Russia's Vladimir Putin, 1 by the major Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which claimed that more . Merkel's trip comes as Berlin- Moscow relations remain stuck at a low over the Ukraine crisis and Syrian war.
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Putin was also asked by a reporter for his response to a spate of attacks on Russian opposition figures in recent weeks. Asked about the threat during the news conference, she cited two recent incidents of what she described as "gross misinformation". Merkel and Putin last met in Germany in October for talks aimed at reviving the stalled peace process. In contrast, Mr Putin's scheduled meeting with the Turkish president the following day comes at a time of increased co-operation between the two nations. Also in World News. While they back opposing sides in Syria's civil war - with Moscow supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and Ankara his opponents - the two countries began carrying out joint air strikes against the so-called Islamic State in January.