On Sunday, Erdogan accused Germany of “fascist actions” reminiscent of the Nazi era amid escalating tension concerning the cancellation of political rallies aimed at gathering support for his April referendum among Germany’s 1.5 million Turks, PressTV reported.
On April 16, Turkey will hold a referendum aimed at abolishing the office of the prime minister and giving more executive powers as an honor to the currently largely ceremonial position of president, the report continued.
The deputy leader of the ruling Christian Democratic Union party said the Erdogan is “reacting like a willful child that cannot have his way.”
“Germany, you have no relation whatsoever to democracy and you should know that your current actions are no different to those of the Nazi period,” said Erdgoan during a rally. “When we say that, they get disturbed. Why are you disturbed?”
“We will talk about Germany’s actions in the international arena and we will put them to shame in the eyes of the world,” Erdogan noted. “We don’t want to see their fascist actions…We thought that era was in the past, but apparently it isn’t.”