In an interview on Sunday, Angela Merkel warned German Turks against dragging Turkey’s internal issues into German politics, while once again imploring them to be loyal to Germany.

 

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The German Chancellor also reiterated her stance on dealing with Europe’s refugee crisis, calling on all EU states to abide by mandatory quotas that require them to accept a certain number of asylum seekers determined by Brussels. 

 

“I keep saying that I’m their chancellor too and I think it’s important to profess that and it’s good if that is reciprocated by commitment to our country and not by bringing conflicts from Turkey to Germany,” the chancellor said in response to criticism she has faced in the wake of remarks she made on Tuesday.