Deputy PM Bekir Bozdag criticised Germany for allowing HDP rally

The Turkish deputy prime minister Bekir Bozdağ on Monday accused Germany of interfering the Turkish elections on June 24, Anadolu Agency reported

“Turkish people feel uncomfortable over the meddling in domestic affairs, interference in elections, and an interventionist attitude. So do we,” Bekir Bozdag said to reporters in central Anatolian city Yozgat.

“I say, let’s use the ballot to give the biggest response to Germany. With a comeback which will please Turkey and upset Germany on June 24, all their anti-Turkey efforts will go down the drain,” Bozdağ added.

Bozdağ’s comments came after the German authorities allowed a rally by the mainly Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Cologne on Saturday. 

Germany previously announced that Turkish politicians would not be allowed to carry out election campaign rallies in Germany ahead of upcoming parliamentary and presidential polls on June 24, after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he would address Turkish people living in Europe ahead of the elections

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned Germany for having a double standard in implementing the ban and called the move hypocrisy.