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The political world in Germany is at the "railings" with the case of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a Reuters article, broadcast by the Athens News Agency.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went overboard when he compared the current German government to the Nazis and is no longer welcome in the country, said Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Vice President Volker Buffier.

The reaction of Buffier, vice-president of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, shows the growing indignation over Erdogan's statements against Germany and other European countries and the comparisons he makes between Nazi practices and the ban on "political demonstrations" in his favor. Turkish referendum in European countries.

"Enough," said Buffie, who is prime minister of the state of Hesse. "Erdogan and his government are not welcome in our country and this must be understood," he told DLF radio.

German media have reported that the Turkish president plans to visit Germany this month to seek the support of the 1,4 million Turkish voters living there in the April 16 referendum.

Buffier pointed out that such a visit would cause security problems. "Someone who insults us in this way can not expect to gather thousands of police officers to protect him."

For now, however, the German government has not received a formal request for a visit from Erdogan.

Rainer Hazeloff, another member of the CDU and Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, called on Berlin to ban such visits.

"Any leader who wishes to discuss something with us is welcome as a guest and will be welcomed under the diplomatic protocol, but this does not include campaigning, and especially not by people who accuse us as a nation," Hazelov said in an article. published today in the newspaper Die Welt.

"Those who compare us to the Nazis are not welcome. "It is unacceptable," he said, adding that Berlin should not let local governments and state governments decide on Turkish politicians' visits, as has been the case so far.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said yesterday that Ankara uses metaphors with fascism because it worries that European countries are forgetting their history and falling back into the trap of Nazism.

In his speech today, Erdogan pointed out that his country can no longer be pressured by thoughts, such as the agreement on halting migration flows that it has concluded with the EU in exchange for financial assistance from Europe and intensive accession negotiations.

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn told today's Bild newspaper that Turkey's prospects of joining the EU would be "less and less realistic" if it did not change course and move away from European values.

Hahn said the EU had repeatedly expressed concern about "President Erdogan's growing authoritarian tendencies". "Threats are not the way to become political. "They make logical dialogue impossible."