Turkish President Recep Erdogan called on the Turkish diaspora in Germany not to vote for the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her allies in the parliamentary elections on September 24. He stated this on August 18 in Istanbul, the newspaper Hurriyet reports.
According to Erdogan, German Turks should "teach a lesson" to the ruling parties in Germany for the fact that they do not respect Turkey.
The President called the Christian Democratic Union, the Social Democratic Party and the environmental political force Alliance 90/Greens "enemies of Turkey".
Erdogan claims that the German authorities oppose Turkey's European integration and failed to comply with the agreement on the readmission of migrants.
More than 1 million ethnic Turks have the right to vote in elections in Germany.