First Published: 2017-08-18

Erdogan meddles in German politics
Turkish President urges Turks living in Germany not to support CDU, SPD or Greens, calling them ‘enemies of Turkey.’
Middle East Online

'I tell all my kinsmen in Germany... not to vote for them'

ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Turks living in Germany not to vote for the two parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling grand coalition or the Greens in next month's legislative elections, calling them "enemies of Turkey".

"I tell all my kinsmen in Germany... not to vote for them. Neither the Christian Democrats nor the SPD nor the Greens. They are all enemies of Turkey," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul in televised comments, as tensions grow between Berlin and Ankara.

 

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