12:18 GMT06 March 2021
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    The German Federal Constitutional Court banned broadcasting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at a rally to be held in Cologne on Sunday in support of the Turkish government after the recent coup attempt, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Deutsche Welle, the German Federal Constitutional Court upheld the decision of the Munster court declaring that broadcasting of the presidential speech from abroad running contrary to the German legislation.

    Up to 30,000 people are expected to partake in demonstrations against the putschists while Erdogan's opponents are likely to hold their own rally, the broadcaster added.

    On July 15, a faction in Turkish armed forces attempted a coup which was thwarted the next day.

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