Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have entered into a dispute over the shortcomings of the coalition government, RIA Novosti reports.

Merkel is in Turkey on a working visit. This is her farewell visit to this country as chancellor.

There was a successful period in Turkish-German relations with Merkel. But working with a coalition government is always difficult. There were many problems in Turkey under him, but with the transition to a presidential system, we got rid of them and began to work intensively, Erdogan said at a joint press conference with Merkel.

In turn, Merkel said that the coalition government is suitable for Germany, and the country is not going to move to a presidential system.

To this, Erdogan said that during negotiations with him, Merkel complained about difficulties with the coalition government.