Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt

Kurdish demonstrators holding a banner reading'For a political solution in Kurdistan

Kurdish demonstrators holding a banner reading'For a political solution in Kurdistan

Turkey summoned Germany's ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of outlawed Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said on Sunday, denouncing it as a "scandal". Chancellor Angela Merkel today warned that Germany could ban future campaign events by Turkish politicians on its soil unless Ankara stopped "Nazi" jibes aimed at Berlin.

Erdogan recently accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of supporting terrorists and she is one of a handful of European leaders who have recently incurred Ankara's wrath in a dispute over bans on Turkish ministers organizing rallies overseas.

"Unfortunately we see that these comparisons have not ceased, and we are not going to allow ... every taboo to be broken with no regard to the suffering of those who were persecuted and murdered under Nazism". The PKK is fighting the Turkish State and is designated internationally as a terrorist organization.

In the interview with CNN Turk, Kalin also accused Germany of supporting the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara believes was responsible for last year's attempted coup.

"Against who? My Turkish brother citizens in Germany and brother ministers" who went to the country to hold campaign rallies for a "yes" vote in next month's referendum.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel branded Erdoğan's comments "shocking". "That's why I have let my Turkish counterpart know very clearly that a boundary has been crossed here", Gabriel said.

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Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Kurtulmus also said European countries need to take measures against racism.

Turkey uses metaphors about "fascism" because it is anxious about the future of its European friends and hopes they will remember their bloody history and not fall into the trap of Nazism, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says.

Kahl also claimed that Turkish government used the coup attempt as "a pretext" to dismiss civil servants and to imprison dissidents in the country.

The rallies are in support of a 16 April referendum on constitutional reforms, which if decided in Erdoğan's way, would give him greater powers following last year's failed coup attempt.

"We strongly condemn the German authorities for allowing the demonstrations by PKK terrorist supporters", Kalin said in a statement.

"We have still not been able to bring the Olympics to our country", Erdoğan said at a meeting with top footballers, according to AFP.

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