Sunday

22nd Jan 2017

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Merkel asks Turks in Germany for loyalty

Angela Merkel expects people of Turkish origin living in Germany to "develop a high level of loyalty to our nation", she told Dortmund-based newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten. The chancellor also asked Turkish-Germans to keep calm in the face of Turkey's political upheavals. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a crackdown on dissent following a foiled coup on 15 July. Germany is home to more than three million people of Turkish origin.

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