Tension rising between Ankara, Berlin

04 Sep 2017

(MENAFN) Tensions have risen further between Ankara and Berlin after Turkey”s detention of two more Germans.

On Friday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany should react resolutely. Meanwhile, her government is under increasing pressure to issue a formal travel warning over Turkey.

While Ankara accuses Berlin of harboring terrorists, there is German anger over the arrest of 12 Germans in Turkey on political charges.

Last month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel”s ruling coalition and other major parties in the Sept. 24 elections, saying they are treating Turkey in a hostile way. Some 3 million Turks live in Germany.



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