Delusional Merkel urges Turkish-rooted residents to be loyal to Germany

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged people with Turkish roots who are longtime German residents to be loyal to Germany, while pledging in comments published Tuesday also to listen to their concerns.

Merkel’s comments come during a tense period in German-Turkish relations and amid concerns that domestic political arguments in Turkey could spill onto German streets.

Ankara was angered by the German Parliament’s vote in June to label the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide. It also has bristled at criticism of the scope of its crackdown following a coup attempt, and complained of a lack of support from the West.

h/t MP

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