German government notified Ankara that the bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who are pressed charges in the United States for clashes in Washington, will be banned entry to Germany. This is reported by the German agency Welt am Sonntag with reference to an anonymous source, reports Deutsche Welle.
Erdogan will come to Hamburg, whereG20 summit will take place on July 7-8.
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution warns that Hamburg can become a site for battles between the supporters and opponents of Turkish and US Presidents such as the Kurds and various left and right extremists.
Only in Hamburg there are about 600 supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party banned in Germany. In total, according to various sources, about 14 thousand of KWP followers live in Germany. And Erdogan's visit to Germany, the office notes, will lead to the mobilization of both sides.
On May 17, Turkish President's security guards attacked protesters with Kurdish symbols in Washington.
As it was reported earlier Germany to resume border control during G20 summit. The citizens should be ready for possible check during the crossing of the German border.