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Turkey not calling German government Nazi, practices reminiscent of that era - foreign minister/NTV
March 9, 2017 / 12:01 PM / 7 months ago

Turkey not calling German government Nazi, practices reminiscent of that era - foreign minister/NTV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is not calling the current German government Nazi, but their practices are reminiscent of that era, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by broadcaster NTV on Thursday.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the International Tourism Trade Fair ITB in Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Already tense relations between the NATO allies deteriorated after the arrest of a German-Turkish journalist in Turkey. Local German authorities have annoyed Ankara by making it difficult for Turkish ministers to hold campaign events in Germany to support President Tayyip Erdogan’s bid for new powers in a referendum next month.

Erdogan has accused Germany of “fascist actions” reminiscent of the Nazi era.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Daren Butler

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