President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chancellor Angela Merkel
Relations between Germany and Turkey are still far from friendly despite attempts in Berlin to lessen tensions.
In Ankara President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish voters living abroad not to be put off casting their ballots in the country’s upcoming referendum despite so-called “obstacles“being put in place in countries like Germany .
“Those votes you cast will be the best response, not just to all the countries in the West, but to all the countries in the world. God willing April 16 will be the day that my citizens who have been hindered in the West and around the world will also celebrate.”
Turkey is targeting millions of its expatriate voters eligible to cast a ballot in the referendum – including 1.4million in Germany.
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