Merkel accused the Turkish authorities of abuse of Interpol
BERLIN, August 21. /TASS/. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Ankara is the case with the arrest in Spain of a German writer of Turkish origin Dogan Akhanli abused by Interpol. The head of government of Germany said on Sunday the TV channel RTL.
The writer, whom Ankara considers a member of the opposition, was arrested during a holiday in Granada at the request of Turkey, according to Interpol. As noted by Merkel, international organizations such as Interpol, “cannot be used for such purposes.” “I am very pleased that Spain was it is now liberated,” — said Merkel. She reported that maintaining contact with the Spanish government in this case.
Akhanli lives in Germany since 1991 and has the passport of Germany. According to local media reports, he wrote, in particular, about the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. His detention sparked outrage in Germany.
At the same time Merkel has criticized the calls of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressed to living in Germany Turks not to vote for the major political parties of Germany elections to the Bundestag, because they, in his opinion, hostile towards Ankara.
“I urge everyone to cast their vote in a free country,” said the Chancellor. She called “absolutely incredible” Erdogan’s statements. The Chancellor also stressed that in connection with the course of the Turkish government in Germany “has significantly changed its policy towards Turkey.”