Ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, member of the parliamentary faction of the Christian democratic Union (CDU) in the Bundestag, Volker Kauder believes that the statement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, compared the policy of Berlin with Nazism, was “unbelievable and unacceptable”. He declared it on air of TV channel ARD.
“It is incredible and unacceptable that a head of state, member of NATO, speaks about another member of the Alliance. Especially if that state has serious problems with observance of the rights [of citizens],” said the German politician.
MP from the “Left” Sevim Dagdelen, which is a native of Turkey, also condemned Erdogan, saying that his statement is “a monstrous simplification of German Nazism and mockery of his victims.” This Dagdelen added that Ankara’s policy is much more like fascism than the actions of modern Berlin.
Justice Minister Heiko Wt in turn, called Erdogan’s words “vile, incomprehensible” and called to “reject them in the strongest terms” reports Deutsche Welle.
According to the Secretary-General of the Christian social Union (CSU) Andreas cholera, “tyrant of the Bosphorus” made a “terrible mistake” in allowing themselves as “outrageous and wrong” comparison. And the Deputy head of the CDU Julia klöckner emphasized that Erdogan should apologize.
Earlier on Sunday, 5 March, Erdogan said that Berlin’s policy toward Ankara, you can compare with the Nazi regime. “Germany had strayed from the path of democracy, its current practice has nothing to do with democracy and even comparable with the Nazi regime,” — said the Turkish leader.
So he reacted to the fact that three German cities — Cologne, Gaggenau and Frechen — refused to give the two Turkish Ministers of sites for campaigning ahead of the referendum on the introduction of a presidential Republic (16th of April).