Mr Erdogan has been condemned for accusing Germany of reverting to ‘Nazi practices’
Mr Erdogan tells meeting: ‘If we are fighting for freedom, if we are not uncomfortable with freedom of speech,
if we believe in democracy, nobody can block us’ Reuters
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will “stir up the world” if he is banned from giving speeches in Germany.
Diplomatic tensions have been rising after German authorities withdrew permission for two rallies in German cities amid growing public outrage over Ankara’s arrest of a Turkish-German journalist.
“Now they think Tayyip Erdogan wants to go to Germany. I will go if I want to,” Mr Erdogan said at a meeting in Istanbul over the weekend, the Hurriyet daily reports.
“If you don’t let me in, or restrain me from giving a speech, then I will stir up the world.”
Mr Erdogan has come under fire for accusing Germany of “Nazi practices” for withdrawing permission for the rallies.
“Germany, you don’t have anything to do with democracy,” he told a rally in Istanbul. “These current practices of yours are no different than the Nazi practices of the past.”
Source By independent