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SANCTIONS: Turkey hits back, accuses Germany of harbouring terrorists



SANCTIONS: Turkey hits back, accuses Germany of harbouring terrorists

Days after German authorities stepped up a travel advisory for Istanbul and considered slapping sanctions over its arrest of human rights activists, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, has accused Germany of harbouring terrorists.

Cavusoglu described Germany’s stance against Turkey as “unacceptable”.

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“As a country providing shelter to PKK and FETO terrorists in its own territory, statements by Germany are just double standards and unacceptable,” he said on Twitter, referring to the Kurdistan Workers Party and the network of the US-based religious leader Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Turkey for last year’s failed coup.

24 hours ago, German foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel warned its citizens to exercise caution if travelling to Turkey, saying that his government could no longer guarantee its citizens’ safety in the face of “arbitrary” mass arrests.

The warning came after Turkey arrested six human-rights activists, including a German national on accusations of terrorism.


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