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Cavusoglu tells Germany not to lecture Turkey on human rights

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Cavusoglu tells Germany not to lecture Turkey on human rights

<p>Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has slammed Germany – at a campaign rally in Hamburg. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>Addressing Turkish voters on Tuesday, he said in a fiery speech:</p> <p>“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?”</p> <p>Each time the crowd roared “No!”</p> <p>“Please don’t attempt to give us democracy and human rights lessons,” Cavusoglu told them.</p> <p>“Look at yourself first.”</p> <br /> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accuses Germany of 'systematic antagonism' <a href="https://t.co/v2pRTKTEh2">https://t.co/v2pRTKTEh2</a> <a href="https://t.co/DGoi9q14PV">pic.twitter.com/DGoi9q14PV</a></p>— dwnews (@dwnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/839205079920017408">7 mars 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <br /> <p>The rally was held in the residence of the Turkish consulate-general after authorities cancelled the original venue.</p> <p>On Sunday, President Erdogan accused German officials of acting like Nazis.</p> <p>Anti-Erdogan demonstrators turned out in Hamburg on Tuesday to denounce the Turkish President, calling for a ‘No’ vote and branding him a dictator.</p>