Cavusoglu tells Germany not to lecture Turkey on human rights

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has slammed Germany – at a campaign rally in Hamburg. Escalating the war of words between the two countries, he accused Berlin of hampering rallies in support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid for new powers in a referendum next month, euronews reported.

Addressing Turkish voters on Tuesday, he said in a fiery speech: “You prevent us from meeting our Turkish citizens. Does this suit humanity? Does this suit democracy? Does this suit human rights? Does this suit people’s right to meet?” Each time the crowd roared “No!”

“Please don’t attempt to give us democracy and human rights lessons,” Cavusoglu told them. “Look at yourself first.”

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