Turkey blasts Germany over cancellation of Turkish Minister in Germany

Tensions between two countries rise

Top Turkish government officials have slammed the decision of Gaggenau and Cologne city authorities to revoke permission for scheduled rallies by Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci to address the Turkish community in Germany. Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag cancelled his scheduled visit to Germany on Thursday after authorities in the southern German town of Gaggenau revoked permission for a meeting where the minister was scheduled to address Turkish community members.
Bozdag was scheduled to address the crowd at an event organised by the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD), about Turkey’s upcoming April 16 referendum for the proposed constitutional amendments in the country.
After the controversial decision by German authorities, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the German ambassador to Ankara to express its disapproval.
Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country would not tolerate the decision.