Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the head of the German foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel not to read Ankara notation and know their place. According to TASS, he stated this on Saturday, August 19, speaking to the people in Denizli in the North-West of the Republic.
“He knows nothing about. Who are you talking to the President of the Turkish Republic? Talk with the Turkish foreign Minister. Know your place, no need to read notation to us,” said Erdogan, referring to Gabriel.
The President of the Republic also stressed that “it does not matter, will turn Germany to Turkey its doors or not.” “We have enough doors. We gladly converge with those of their for us opens. And for them we open our doors,” said Erdogan.
August 18, Erdogan appealed to ethnic Turks who have German citizenship, urging them to vote against the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and “other enemies”. The opponents of Ankara he took the main leading German political forces: Christian democratic Union (CDU), Social democratic party of Germany (SPD) and green.
In turn, Gabriel harshly criticized Erdogan’s comments. The head of the German foreign Ministry called on residents “to oppose one of a kind act of interference in the sovereignty of the country”.
Elections to the Bundestag will be held in Germany on September 24.
The relationship between the EU and Turkey deteriorated after an armed coup in the country in July last year — the European Union criticized the subsequent reaction of the Turkish authorities, mass arrests and other measures Ankara has suspended preparations for the opening of new chapters of the negotiation file on the accession of Turkey to the European Union.