Erdogan advised the German foreign Minister “know their place”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan harshly criticized the foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel after he accused him of “gross interference” in the election campaign in Germany.
“He knows no bounds! Who are you to speak with the President of Turkey? Know your place. He tries to give us a lesson … How long have you been in politics How old are you?” the President said in a speech that was broadcast on Turkish television.
On Friday, the Hurriyet Daily News reported that Erdogan urged immigrants from Turkey living in Germany, not to vote in the upcoming elections for the incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Social democratic party (SPD) Martin Schulz.
Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel called the call Erdogan “a gross interference in the electoral campaign”. He appealed to the German citizens of Turkish origin with a request “to take part in the elections to the Bundestag and to choose the democratic party”.
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