Cavusoglu: nobody can stop me from speaking in Germany
Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he would go ahead with a planned rally with Turkish voters in Germany on Tuesday despite local authorities' closure of the venue, escalating a row between two NATO allies over campaigning for a Turkish referendum.
"I will go. Nobody can stop me," Cavusoglu told Hurriyet daily after a municipal spokeswoman in Hamburg said the center the minister planned to speak at had been closed down because it lacked a fire detection system.
"They are trying to cancel all of our programs by exercising a pressure that is unprecedented in history...They are pressuring private properties and wedding halls to get contracts canceled,"Cavusoglu said.