MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, authorities of Gaggenau revoked permission for a rally due to concerns about overcrowding. At the rally, Bozdag was supposed to address the Turkish expat community.
"The countries that the most heard when it comes to democratic values must be consistent with these democratic values. The right of assembly and demonstration is a democratic right," Celik said as quoted by Anadolu Agency.
Germany’s Turkish expat community is the largest in Europe counting approximately 3 million people.
Turkish-German relations worsened against the backdrop of Germany's criticism concerning Turkish crackdown after the failed coup in July 2016. In February, Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel was arrested in Istanbul on charges of participation in a terror organization, misuse of data as well as terrorism propaganda, which provoked a new wave of criticism toward Turkey.