Arab and international Since 2017-03-26 at 15:21 (Baghdad time)
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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's unpopular comments on his crisis with European nations ahead of a referendum on April 16 are causing damage that will take years to repair, a senior German official said.
Erdogan accused Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel of pursuing "Nazi practices" after some local authorities blocked the appearance of Turkish ministers in election campaigns in Germany calling for support for Turkey's presidential system.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that Erdogan's "free speech" made me speechless.
On Sunday, the German minister was quoted as saying that Erdogan "deliberately and in a short time destroys" years of progress in the integration process.
"Repairing the damage currently underway will take years," Schaeuble said