Merkel warns Germany could ban Turkish campaign events

 20 Mar 2017 - 16:03

Merkel warns Germany could ban Turkish campaign events
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the stage after she delivered her speech at the official opening of the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, central Germany, on March 19, 2017. AFP / Odd ANDERSEN

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Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday warned that Germany could ban future campaign events by Turkish politicians on its soil unless Ankara stopped "Nazi" jibes aimed at Berlin.

Merkel stressed that such insults must stop -- "no ifs, no buts" -- and that Germany reserved the right to "take all necessary measures, including reviewing the permissions" for campaign events it had granted.