Now the Blackmail: Erdogan Pressures Merkel, Demands Visa-Free Access by October

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

As expected and predicted in this corner, long ago actually, Turkey Blackmails Germany Over Visas.

Germany has said it will not be “blackmailed” by Turkey after Ankara threatened to renounce its March migrant treaty with the EU unless the bloc granted visa-free travel to Turkish citizens.

The row over the deal came as Berlin and Ankara clashed over a decision by the German authorities not to let Turkey’s president address a pro-democracy rally in Cologne at the weekend by video link. The Turkish foreign ministry on Monday summoned Germany’s charge d’affaires over the issue.

Turkish authorities have accused Germany of not condemning the coup attempt forcefully enough.

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