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Germany: Cavusoglu calls on Turkish community to vote 'yes' in referendum01:38

Germany: Cavusoglu calls on Turkish community to vote 'yes' in referendum

Germany, Hamburg
March 7, 2017 at 23:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed a rally of Turkish expats in the garden of the Turkish Consulate in Hamburg on Tuesday, calling on those present to vote 'Yes' in the upcoming Turkish referendum.

The minister arrived with heavy police presence amid high security concerns. Several scheduled appearances by Turkish ministers in Germany have been cancelled in recent days, straining diplomatic ties between the two countries.

A relatively small group of protesters critical of the Turkish government had also gathered outside to voice their opposition to the referendum, which would bolster President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's executive powers.

Germany: Cavusoglu calls on Turkish community to vote 'yes' in referendum01:38
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed a rally of Turkish expats in the garden of the Turkish Consulate in Hamburg on Tuesday, calling on those present to vote 'Yes' in the upcoming Turkish referendum.

The minister arrived with heavy police presence amid high security concerns. Several scheduled appearances by Turkish ministers in Germany have been cancelled in recent days, straining diplomatic ties between the two countries.

A relatively small group of protesters critical of the Turkish government had also gathered outside to voice their opposition to the referendum, which would bolster President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's executive powers.

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