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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) during the G20 Summit in Antalya, on November 16, 2015

Germany Overlooking 'Erdogan’s Sins' to Stem Russia’s Influence in Mideast

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Ankara’s policy gives no grounds to consider Turkey a reliable partner for Europe. However, Germany prefers to turn a blind eye to Erdogan’s actions.

The German government understands that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s actions do not comply with the principles of law but in the current situation Germany has no other options but to cooperate with him, Deutsche Welle reported.

Representatives of the German parliamentary opposition have repeatedly highlighted Erdogan’s numerous "sins." According to the lawmakers, the war against Kurds, arrests of journalists and weapons supplies to Daesh militants are enough to abandon the idea of close cooperation with Turkey.

Members of the ruling coalition are not surprised with the statements.

"Erdogan is persecuting Kurds and wiping his boots on freedom of speech. There is no one who has doubts about it," Karl-Heinz Brunner, a member of the Social Democratic Party, said at a Bundestag session.

Nevertheless, Germany considers Turkey as well as Saudi Arabia somewhat like "anchors of stability" in the Middle East, according to Deutsche Welle. Germany insists that having partnership relations with both countries is the only way to counter terrorism, normalize the situation and resolve the migrant crisis.

At the same time, there is another reason for Germany to cooperate with countries defying basic European principles. According to German expert and lawmaker Roderich Kiesewetter, by building ties with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Germany wants to be sure that Russia and Iran would not control the situation in the Middle East, a region in the sphere of Europe’s interests.

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  • michael
    I don't think that merkel will be standing for re-election - if she makes it that is.
  • Mikhas
    She knows exactly what Mullah Erdogan is doing behind her back, that he is involved in the flood of refugees and his attempts to ignite violent "jihad" in Europe, but goes on relentlessly according to her instructions from Washington as an MKultra slave on steorids, despite public being on top alert.

    That hold CIA has got on her and her father from STASI archives must really be something....
  • marcanhalt
    I am reminded that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." Merkel is not the person to lead Germany. Germany is not the country to lead Europe in the Middle East. There is no right way to tell Merkel she has got to go, but she does have to go. But who is controlling Germany so that she does? It is not so much the US as it is Israel. You don't think so? Well, let's just wait and see, shall we?
  • margaridaoulman
    Merkel is only closing her eyes to the atrocities committed by Erdogan in Turkey and to the Kurds, because she is scared stiff that he sends to Germany a few million migrants dying to leave at any cost. That would endanger her post as Chancellor/ loose her POWER. That is what is a stake, Not the migrants, Not the interest of the German peoples who elected her twice, only her career. This is what matters to these peoples.
  • cast235
    A very costly mistake. E.U and NATO expansionism degrade them as terrorists harborers and makers.
  • Eudoxia
    Seriously how stupid does Merkel think the German people and others in the world actually are? What era are these profound idiots living in? What part of the mind control program is breaking down along with the bullshit being projected on MSM TV and newsprint media don't these criminals sitting in high office get? Only the very brain dead at this point buy the official story and regurgitation of the same ole, same ole? Good God the woman's head deserves to be on a spike with along Erdogans and Backtrack Barack.
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