German Green Party leader Cem Özdemir, who is of Turkish descent, received death threats and criticism for backing a resolution declaring the murder of Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks a genocide. Now the Bundestag is standing up for its own.
Mayor Melih Gokcek has accused German politician Cem Özdemir of being an "Armenian servant" and traitor. Özdemir, the son of Turkish immigrants, has been highly critical of the government in Ankara.
Green party candidate Cem Özdemir was highly critical of Turkey in a DW interview. He said that Germany must end its "naive policies" towards Ankara. And he was very clear in his attitude towards Russian sanctions.
Too much sloganeering, not enough face? Conventional or xenophobic? DW dissects Germany's election placards with the help of media psychologist Ingo Hamm.
Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has fired a further salvo in the ongoing feud, comparing Turkey to Communist East Germany. Berlin also said that it would be reviewing future sales of arms to Turkey.
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