Erdogan has called the suicide of the German ban on its performance in Hamburg


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the decision of the German government to forbid him to speak to fellow citizens during the G20 summit in Hamburg. The head of state said in an interview with the newspaper Die Zeit, published on Wednesday, June 5.

“Germany commits suicide (…) Germany should correct this mistake,” — said the Turkish leader.

Erdogan also said that the German media are waging a campaign to demonize his country and support terrorists. According to the President, one of the examples of assistance to the extremists is a failure of Berlin to give Ankara suspected of a coup attempt in the summer of 2016.

At the end of June, the German authorities have received a request from Turkey for the performances of Erdogan to the Turkish citizens in Hamburg. On 29 June, he was rejected. The next day it became known that the German authorities decided to ban all foreign politicians to conduct election campaign in Germany.

In recent years the relations of Ankara with a number of European countries has deteriorated. Turkey accuses the leadership of the EU in Nazism and cowardice, those, in turn, accused Erdogan of authoritarianism and violation of democratic rights and freedoms in the country.