BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 31:  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a news conference in the German federal chancellery on October 31, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The two leaders discussed the conflict in Syria, relations between Germany and Turkey, and the latter's aspirations to join the European Union. Erdogan had attended the opening of a new Turkish embassy in the city the night before, where he stressed the importance of Turkish integration into the country, particularly when it comes to learning the local language. German Turks form the largest ethnic minority in the country.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)