BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 31: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hands with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) after attending a joint press conference on October 31, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The two leaders held talks on bilateral relations, the crisis in Syria and Turkey's bid to join the European Union.  Erdogan also attended the opening of a new Turkish embassy after his arrival on Tuesday. (Photo by Raphael Huenerfauth/Photothek via Getty Images)