Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after his statements to the Turkish leader regarding interference in the upcoming elections in Germany.
"He does not know his place. How do you talk to the President of Turkey? Know your place," Erdogan told referring to Gabriel on August 19 during his speech in the south-western Turkish province of Denizli.
Erdogan said such words the day after he called on the ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against the Christian democrats, the Social Democrats and the Greens in the general election next month, saying that "they are all enemies of Turkey."
About one million ethnic Turks living in Germany have the right to vote in this country. Most of them supported Erdogan in the April referendum.