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German Chancellor Merkel says she could ban Turkish rallies

German Chancellor called on Turkish President Erdogan to refrain from using comparisons to Nazis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Turkey that she would not hesitate to ban high level Turkish government officials from holding rallies in Germany following the new verbal attacks unleashed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Germany. Mrs. Merkel said the German government reserved the right to reevaluate permits given to Turkish politicians to hold rallies in favour of President Erdogan in light of the April 16 referendum, during a joint press conference with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Hannover. Mr. Erdogan attacked the German Chancellor personally on Sunday, reiterating his accusations of practices resembling Nazi tactics. “You resorted to Nazi practices”, Mr. Erdogan said referring to Mrs. Merkel during a speech.