German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has advised Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan not to hold public events during his trip to G20 summit.

Gabriel called any public appearances made by Erdogan outside the G20 summit “inappropriate” due to the toughening tensions between the two NATO members, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

On Wednesday Ankara has officially requested permission for Erdogan to address Germany-based Turkish citizens during his visit, Gabriel told accompanying him journalists during his trip to Russia.

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