Germany's Merkel defends Grexit debate in conservative meeting - source

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the debate about a possible temporary Greek exit from the euro zone in the conservative parliamentary faction, a source told Reuters.

"I think it's definitely right to think through and discuss every option in such a situation," she said, according to a participant at the extraordinary meeting on Thursday.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Paul Carrel and Angus MacSwan)