Angela Merkel under fire for ‘pathetic’ political show with ‘Islamic despot’ Erdogan

ANGELA MERKEL has been accused of playing with fire over her visit to Turkey after German rivals accused her of entertaining an Islamic ‘despot’.

The German Chancellor was under fire from the Left Party on Thursday as she was accused of performing a “pathetic political display”.

In a referendum at the end of March or the beginning of April, Turkey will decide on the introduction of a presidential system wanted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with her visit.

Mrs Merkel’s visit is therefore seen as a nod of support in his direction.

Left Party politician Sahra Wagenknecht said: ”Many people in Germany are concerned about the dangers of a radicalised political Islam, but the Federal Chancellor is courting an Islamic autocrat, who is widely known to support and finance radical Islamists and dangerous terrorists around the world.”

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