Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “supporting terrorists”, in a spiraling row with EU states after the blocking of poll rallies by ministers.
“Mrs. Merkel, why are you hiding terrorists in your country?… Why are you not doing anything?” Erdogan said in an interview with A-Haber television, accusing Berlin of not responding to 4,500 dossiers sent by Ankara on terror suspects. “Mrs. Merkel, you are supporting terrorists,” he added.