Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel said that while the President of Turkey is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has no chance of joining the European Union. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
“Erdogan is seeking to make a split between us, he’s doing it deliberately to put himself in a more attractive light. In such circumstances, the chances of Turkish accession to the EU is equal to zero”, — said the head of the German foreign Ministry.
According to him, the actions of the Turkish leader also sent to the Turks in Germany and Turkey had the impression that relations are to blame Berlin.
August 19, Erdogan urged Gabriel to Ankara read the notation and know their place. “He knows nothing about. Who are you talking to the President of the Turkish Republic? Talk with the foreign Minister of Turkey,” Erdogan said, addressing Gabriel.
The Turkish leader 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.
The day before he appealed to ethnic Turks who have German citizenship, urging them to vote in the upcoming elections 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.