Majority of Germans say “Erdoğan shouldn’t address Turks”

Majority of the participants in a recent survey in Germany said Turkish President Erdoğan, who is to hold an official visit to Germany on September 28-29, should not address Turks.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, having recently mended fences with the German state, will be holding his first official visit to Germany in years on September 28-29.

German opposition and a significant portion of the public object to Erdoğan being received with an official state ceremony.

Erdoğan on the other hand wants to turn this visit made on the German state’s demand into a spectacle.

Erdoğan wishes to hold a mass rally during his visit to pierce through the bans issued by the Berlin administration against AKP’s ministers and politicians befoore the April 16 Constitutional Referendum and June 24 Elections, but the German public is in opposition.

According to a survey held by INSA published today, 65.8% of Germans don’t want Erdoğan to address Turks in a public space. Only 14% said “yes” to such an event, while 19% stated no preference.


The media reported last week that the AKP organization started preparations for Erdoğan to meet his supporters in Cologne on September 29.

There have been meetings with event venues in Cologne, and initiatives were launched to find a space in Berlin if none were available in the NRW province.

Currently, none of the larger venues in Cologne have responded to the AKP. Despite the Erdoğan regime’s demand, the Berlin administration hasn’t yet greenlighted the rally Erdoğan is planning either.

A group of German state officials say, “We only invited Erdoğan to hold state visits, not private events,” and express that they are not in favor of allowing Erdoğan to put on a show.

Erdoğan spoke to his supporters in the Arena venue in Cologne in 2008 and, completely disregarding the Turkish state’s crimes, said: “Nobody can expect you to be tolerant to assimilation.

Assimilation is a crime against humanity. Know this well.” Erdoğan’s comments had sparked long discussions in Germany.