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Merkel slams Turkish travel warning, says no need to fear Germany

Merkel slams Turkish travel warning, says no need to fear Germany

According to the report, one of the detaines are still under custody while the other one was set free on and prohibited from leaving Turkey.

"The nightmare continues that is facing so many German citizens who wanted to do nothing but spend their vacation in Turkey", said Schaefer.

"It can affect anyone who decides to travel to Turkey".

Angry protesters welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the town of Wolgast on Friday by pelting her auto with tomatoes.

Schaefer said that in the face of such "capriciousness" by the Turkish authorities, Germany would have to consider putting Turkey on its travel blacklist in future.

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Ties between Berlin and Ankara have soured since last year's attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Germany's strong criticism of an ensuing crackdown in Turkey which has seen more than 50,000 people arrested. Here, we have freedom of expression and the rule of law.

Schaefer downplayed the relevance of Turkey's warning on Saturday that its citizens should take care when travelling to Germany, saying the warning had "nothing to do with the reality" of 80 million German citizens and ethnic Turks living here.

Turkey's travel warning is the latest in a series of several retaliatory moves made as tensions soar between Germany and Turkey.

The travel advisory also accused German leaders of employing "anti-Turkish rhetoric" in their election campaigns, and of blocking Turkey's accession into the EU.

While Merkel's Christian Democratic-led bloc leads challenger Martin Schulz's Social Democrats by as many as 16 percentage points in polls, the small but steady protests underscore the well of discontent over her liberal refugee policy that's shifting Germany's political landscape, even as she seeks a fourth term as chancellor on a platform of stability.


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