Merkel rejects Erdogan's 'absurd' Nazi comparison, calls for calm - EurActiv

Germany rejected as “absurd” yesterday (6 March) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's comparison of its ban on several rallies to the Nazi era, but it also stressed the importance of ties between the two NATO allies in an attempt to defuse an ...and more »

Merkel calls for calm over 'Nazi' accusations amid strained German-Turkish relations - Deutsche Welle

After rejecting the Turkish president's remarks, Berlin has urged both countries to "keep cool heads." Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused German authorities of "Nazi practices" after several cities canceled referendum rallies.and more »

Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish campaign events - EurActiv

Turkish politicians should be banned from political campaigning across the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said on Sunday (5 March), supporting the decision by some German towns last week to cancel Turkish referendum campaign ...and more »

Turkey's Erdogan accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices' over rally cancellations - Deutsche Welle

The Turkish president has lashed out at Germany after several cities canceled referendum rallies citing security concerns. Erdogan later said he would "make the world rise up" if he were not allowed to speak in Germany. Türkei Erdogan wirft Deutschland ...and more »

Turkish Referendum Has Country Trading Barbs With Germany Over Free Speech - New York Times

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of Turkey last month in Oberhausen, Germany, at a rally to promote support for the constitutional referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. Credit Sascha Schuermann/Agence France-Presse — Getty ...and more »

Another Turkish minister's referendum rally canceled, this time in Hamburg - Deutsche Welle

Four towns in relatively quick succession have now canceled Turkish rallies in support of expanding President Erdogan's powers. This time, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is affected - he was set to speak in Hamburg. Deutschland Hamburg Plaza Event ...and more »

Turkey's Erdogan makes Nazi jibe over Germany rally ban - BBC News

Turkey's president has compared German officials to Nazis, in the latest escalation in a war of words. Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit out after German authorities cancelled rallies designed to woo ethnic Turkish voters in Germany ahead of a key referendum.and more »

Turkey accuses Germany of 'Nazi' practices; rift deepens - Boston Herald

A body guard watches over firebrand anti Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, center, as he answers questions during an election campaign stop at De Telegraaf newspaper in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) ...and more »

Turkey-Germany Relations At New Low After Erdogan Makes Nazi Comparison - NPR

After Germany canceled a political rally featuring a Turkish minister, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likened the German government to the Nazis. The comments mark a "new low in German-Turkish relations," NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports ...and more »

German town halls muffle Erdogan's message - Financial Times

Angela Merkel is known for a reluctance to tackling political problems head on. But even by the chancellor's standards, letting town hall bureaucrats take the lead on one of her most sensitive foreign policy questions — relations with Turkey — looks ...and more »