Merkel to German Turks: We expect your loyalty – Turks to Merkel: LOLOL
Are you loyal to Germany or Turkey, if you have Turkish roots and live in Germany?
More Germans ask the question after German Turks are fighting in their streets, and the relationship with Turkey has become increasingly strained.
In the past few weeks there have been fighting between Erdogan and Gülen supporters in several German cities, while some 40,000 Turks took to the streets in Cologne to show their support for Erdogan, two weeks after the failed coup.
This has made CDU politician Jens Spahn to write a longer post in Tagesspiegel, where he puts the dual citizenship up for debate.
“Any person whose heart beats for Erdogan, who believe that he again makes Turkey big and proud, those who go on the street for him and his AKP, and seek to silence his opponents, they should do it in Turkey and not in Cologne,” wrote Spahn.
Meanwhile the newspaper Welt am Sonntag reveals that the Turkish secret service Milli Istihbarat Teskilati (MIT) has hundreds of agents and 6,000 informants all over Germany.
And on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel contributed to the increasingly heated debate when she said to the
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