Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, arrived at the Turkish consulate in Hamburg, tiday, to address a rally for Turkish voters in Germany.
Reuters reports that, Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Germany of trying to halt meetings intended to rally a “yes” vote in a Turkish referendum next month to grant sweepin new powers to President Tayyip Erdogan.
“I am going to Hamburg … I will come together with our citizens tonight. Nobody can prevent this, and nobody can try to do so,” he told a diplomatic reception in Istanbul. “It is unacceptable for the venue’s owner to be pressured by the police and intelligence to cancel the event.”
“We don’t want relations to be bad with any country, including Germany. But if they approach us with hostility, we’ll give the necessary response,” he said, without elaborating. “These … actions by countries we see as friends are shameful.”