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Berlin: Expect Turkey has heard our messages not to use Nazi comparisons
March 10, 2017 / 11:29 AM / 7 months ago

Berlin: Expect Turkey has heard our messages not to use Nazi comparisons

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government believes the Turkish government has heard its pleas not to use Nazi comparisons in an escalating row about appearances by Turkish politicians in Germany, a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Friday.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel briefs the media during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/files

On Thursday Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey to stop invoking Berlin’s Nazi past in criticising cancellations of Turkish ministers’ rallies in Germany. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has delivered a similar message to his Turkish counterpart.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrea Shalal

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