Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the "fascist and cruel" European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries.

Mr Erdogan is urging his supporters to vote yes in a referendum next month to give the Turkish leader greater powers.

He accused Germany and the Netherlands of "Nazi" tactics after they refused to let Turkish ministers hold referendum rallies in their countries.

A German politician said Mr Erdogan was no longer welcome in Germany.

Volker Bouffier, vice chairman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, said "enough is enough... Mr Erdogan and his government are not welcome in our country, and that must be now be understood."

Another CDU politician, Reiner Haseloff, said: "Those who compare us to Nazis are not welcome."

BBC   News.