Erdogan warns German foreign minister to 'know your limits'

Posted August 20, 2017

Erdogan singled out Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens, calling them "enemies of Turkey". "Support those political parties who are not enemies of Turkey", Erdogan said following Friday prayers in Istanbul, as quoted by Reuters. "I think it is necessary for them to teach a lesson at the ballot box to these political parties who have attacked and disrespected Turkey".

Turkey has slammed Germany for refusing to confirm whether the country is harbouring the man suspected of organising the 15 July coup attempt a year ago.

The move, Mr Beck said, showed that President Erdogan was prepared to "extend his power beyond his country's borders" to "intimidate and pursue [his critics] around the world".

Turkey was also angered when Germany provided asylum to Turkish officers allegedly linked to the attempted coup.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had criticized the Turkish president's Friday remarks saying they constituted an interference in the German general election, which is scheduled to take place on September 24.

HIV+ rape survivor in Bihar taking care of her baby
She delivered the baby on Thursday morning through C-section and the new born is stable despite being underweight at 2.02 kg. The victim was subsequently admitted to GMCH-32 where she was under regular watch of a team of doctors in Chandigarh .

"We will not stand for any kind of interference", Merkel said from a Friday campaign event in Herford in northwestern Germany.

Oksuz is accused by Turkey of being the main conduit between Gulen and the military officers who carrying out the attempted putsch, which led to more than 200 deaths.

The comments, some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany, illustrating the widening divide between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and major trade partners.

The German section of the writers' associated PEN said charges against Akhanli centre on a crime committed while he wasn't in Turkey.

Erdogan's remarks come after another week of tension between Ankara and Berlin, particularly over comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel appearing to rule out a renewal of a Customs Union deal between Turkey and the European Union.