According to the results of a recent survey released by Bild am Sonntag newspaper, 77% of German citizens do not want Turkey’s President Erdoğan to hold a public meeting in Germany about the upcoming referendum in Turkey.
Conducted by Emnid firm, the study involved 503 participants. While 15% of the participants held the view that a potential meeting of such purpose should not be banned, 77% percent expressed views against it.
The survey was conducted following the reports of Bild newspaper earlier this month. According to the report of Bild, Turkey’s President Erdoğan was planning to visit Germany in March and hold a public meeting on the referendum in Germany’s most populous state North Rhine Westphalia.
On the other hand, German government’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert was reported by DW Türkçe to have stated that no official request for such organization was received from Turkey.
Speaking to Bild am Sonntag about the reports, co-chair of the Greens party Cem Özdemir reacted against possibility of such plans by saying ‘it would unbearable and unacceptable to allow Erdoğan to use Germany’s democracy for the sake of his dictatorship in Turkey.’
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