Amid row with European leaders, Erdogan threatens to use new powers he could potentially acquire in a referendum, to upset the status-quo with Europe.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The Turkish president accused the German chancellor of 'committing Nazi practices'; European Parliament president calls the remarks 'unacceptable.'
Following the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey has arrested more than 40,000 people and sacked or suspended more than 100,000 in the military, civil service and private sector.
The remark comes after Germany's spy agency expressed doubts regarding Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen's alleged role in the attempted putsch.
Local politics played on a global scale can become explosive as seen last week in the Netherlands. But it is becoming more and more common.
After the EU held its nose in order to prevent refugees flocking in from Turkey, the continent is now showing no mercy ahead of next month’s referendum.
Turkey-Netherlands Spat Worsens After High-profile Twitter Accounts Hacked, Replaced With anti-Nazi Messages
Attacks, which appeared to be simply a form of political vandalism and used the hashtags #Nazialmanya or #Nazihollanda, took over accounts of high-profile CEOs, publishers, government agencies and also some regular Twitter users.
Turkey reacted furiously last week to some local German authorities' decisions to block appearances by Turkish ministers, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing Germany of 'Nazi practices.'
The remark comes after reports emerged that its clerics spied on people in Germany.
Turkey announces sanctions against the Netherlands, says it will also halt high-level diplomatic ties