A Turkish newspaper is making headlines for depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a Nazi uniform on their front page and referring to her as “Frau Hitler.”
In the image, Merkel sports a Hitler-style moustache while holding a gun. To make sure no one misses the point, she’s shown standing in front of a Nazi flag.
The newspaper, The Daily Gunes, also referred to the chancellor as an “ugly aunt,” and accused her of attempting to become the “leader of fascists.”
Turkey has been battling with Germany and the Netherlands since Dutch leaders prevented Turkish ministers from holding rallies within their borders to promote support for a referendum in Turkey that would vastly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There are currently 1.5 million eligible voters from Turkey living in Germany.
When asked for comment on the newspaper’s image, German deputy government spokesman Georg Streiter told the Daily Mail that Germany is “not taking part in a game of provocation.”