Erdogan requests Germany’s permission to speak at mosque opening in Germany

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkish has requested approval from German authorities to address Turkish expatriates on the occasion of a mosque opening in Cologne during a planned state visit to Germany in the last week of September.

DİTİB is a Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs, Germany’s largest Islamic organisation, with a network of around 900 mosques and 800,000 members.

He will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during his visit, and they are expected to discuss issues including the arrests of several German citizens in Turkey.

Considering Erdoğan’s visit as “the riskiest” visit since former U.S. president George W. Bush came to Germany in 2002, German police, suggests a state of emergency to be declared in Berlin.

German Bild newspaper published a report that a large majority of Germans were opposed to the idea of Erdoğan delivering a speech during his visit.

The last time Erdoğan met with Turkish expatriates in Germany was in May 2015 when he attended a youth meeting held at the DM Arena in Karlsruhe.



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