"We discussed all outstanding issues," Merkel told reporters at a brief news conference. "The atmosphere was constructive ... and very businesslike in an effort to solve the existing conflicts."
Asked whether the issues had been resolved, she said: "The differences don't just disappear through such a discussion. But I believe it was important that we talked them through."Bilateral ties suffered after German parliament passed a resolution describing the 1915 incidents concerning deaths of Ottoman Armenians as genocide.