ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2018-08-22  |  UPDATED: 2018/8/20 - 12:33:10 FA | AR | EN
HAJJ AT-TAMATTU            WHY SHOULD YOU EAT HALAL EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM?            HAJJ-DAY-BY-DAY            SHIA AND IMAMATE            US, Pakistan Welcome Ceasefire Announcement             Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway             Merkel implicitly rejects Putinís call to help Syria reconstruction            íSocial, econ. woes behind US, Britain low life expectancyí             18th Asian Games in Pictures             US cuts Syria ístabilizationí fund, vows to continue anti-Damascus bid            La Liga: Barcelona 3-0 Alaves/ video             Taliban Preparing To Attack Kabul: Massoud             Afghanistan Celebrates Independence Day            Chinese president to pay formal visit to N Korea in Sept.: Report            Syria slams ídespicableí Saudi support for US ploys in war-torn state            

DATE PUBLISHED: 2018/5/23 - 11:06:39
VISIT: 332
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Turkey slams deficit in German democracy over campaign ban

A senior official from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has again blasted the German government for refusing to allow Turkish politicians to campaign for the June election, saying that ban is a sign of deficit in the German democracy.

Hayati Yazici, the deputy chairman of the AKP, said Wednesday that Germany’s ban on election events for a community of 1.5 million immigrants who have the right to vote in Turkish  elections was a sign that Germany was violating its own democratic standards.

“Is it fair for Germany to curtail their right to inform themselves before they vote?” said Yazici, adding, “I think that our German friends have a deficit when it comes to democracy.”

Yazici made the remarks in an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The comments came days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed thousands of Turks in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. Many of those attending the rally were citizens from Germany, Netherlands, Austria and elsewhere who have not been able to attend Turkish elections events in their home countries.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and his wife Emine Erdogan wave during a pre-election rally in Sarajevo on May 20, 2018. (AFP photo)

Germany has repeatedly defended its decision to ban foreign election campaigning, saying it applies to all other countries if they want to stage similar events. Turkey has denied the claims, saying Berlin is deliberately opposing Erdogan’s government, especially since Ankara launched a crackdown to nab those behind a failed coup attempt in July 2016.

Erdogan has also blasted German authorities for what he has described as their sympathy for Kurdish militants in Turkey, saying Berlin has resorted to the practices of the Nazi era to harbor Kurdish “terrorists” and plotters of the coup.

Germany has been among the fierce critics of Erdogan’s post-coup crackdown, which has seen more than 200,000 people either jailed or discharged, saying Ankara has acted beyond the rule of law.

Germany’s ban on Turkish election campaigns was subject of heated debate last year when authorities prevented senior Turkish government officials from attending rallies in Germany to promote a referendum on changes to the constitution which could finally allow Erdogan to assume extended powers as president.  

 

LINK: http://ansarpress.com/english/9959


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

No War No Talks with US: Iran Leader


Merkel implicitly rejects Putinís call to help Syria reconstruction


íSocial, econ. woes behind US, Britain low life expectancyí


US cuts Syria ístabilizationí fund, vows to continue anti-Damascus bid


Chinese president to pay formal visit to N Korea in Sept.: Report


Syria slams ídespicableí Saudi support for US ploys in war-torn state


Bomb that killed Yemeni kids supplied by US: CNN


Imran Khan Sworn In As 22nd Premier Of Pakistan


Canadian PM refuses to withdraw criticism of Saudi human rights record


Key labour figure defends calling out Israelís ígenocideí in Gaza





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED







POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

No War No Talks with US: Iran Leader

HAJJ AT-TAMATTU

WHY SHOULD YOU EAT HALAL EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM?

HAJJ-DAY-BY-DAY

SHIA AND IMAMATE

US, Pakistan Welcome Ceasefire Announcement

Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway

Merkel implicitly rejects Putinís call to help Syria reconstruction

íSocial, econ. woes behind US, Britain low life expectancyí

18th Asian Games in Pictures

US cuts Syria ístabilizationí fund, vows to continue anti-Damascus bid

La Liga: Barcelona 3-0 Alaves/ video

Taliban Preparing To Attack Kabul: Massoud

Afghanistan Celebrates Independence Day

Chinese president to pay formal visit to N Korea in Sept.: Report

Syria slams ídespicableí Saudi support for US ploys in war-torn state

US government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger: Reuters

Bomb that killed Yemeni kids supplied by US: CNN

Taliban Chief invites US to talks to ĎReach Understandingí to end the ongoing war

Return of the dead bodies of Pakistanis from Ghazni incorrect, claims Gen. Bajwa

Imran Khan Sworn In As 22nd Premier Of Pakistan

Kabul Husband Throws Acid In His Fiancťeís Face

Ghazni Is Not Safe For Aid Workers To Enter: UN

News Analysis: Experts foresee further deterioration of ties as U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia over spy poisoning

Canadian PM refuses to withdraw criticism of Saudi human rights record

Key labour figure defends calling out Israelís ígenocideí in Gaza

Russia: New US sanctions not based on evidence

Saudi jets attacks bus carrying children, leave 43 civilians dead

President Ghani orders strict follow up on cases of religious scholars

Consensus reached on peace with Taliban, elections: Junbish Party

Pakistan to add 60,000 more troops along the Durand Line with Afghanistan

Afghanistan assumes full control of its airspace after almost 26 years

ISIS-K fighters to be treated as war prisoners, not honored guests: Gen. Votel

Arab NATO: Goals, Challenges

Three Foreigners Killed After Being Kidnapped In Kabul

EU Says ĎWe Stand United With Afghanistaní After Attacks

Former NDS Chief Launches New Political Movement

Saudi Arabia arrests 2 womenís rights activists: HRW

AGO Calls SIGAR Report As ĎContradictoryí

Tajikistan blames Daesh-claimed attack on opposition


MEDICAL NEWS








ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š