Monday, June 13, 2016
German MP calls for ban on Erdogan entering Germany after 100,000 Euro bounty put on her head.
German MP calls for ban on Erdogan entering Germany after 100,000 Euro bounty put on her head. (TurkishSun).
One of the 11 German-Turkish MPs who voted in favour of the German bill to recognize the Armenian Genocide has called for a ban on entry to Germany for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Sevim Dagdelen urged the action after receiving death threats, she demanded that “anyone in Turkey who calls for violence against the German parliament to get an entry ban (to Germany). This includes President Erdogan,” while speaking to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.
The paper also said the politician has a 100,000 euro (TL 330,000) bounty on her head following the June 2 resolution by German lawmakers to interpret the mass killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One as genocide. They joined more than 20 states including France and Russia, as well as the European Parliament.
Since the vote, the 11 German MPs of Turkish origin who voted for the symbolic bill have faced the ire of Turkish nationalists, receiving death threats and even having their personal details published in newspapers and in mosques.
Cem Özdemir, who put forward the bill, has born the brunt of the anger and has even been disowned by his family’s home province of Tokat in Turkey’s Black Sea region. Betinna Kudla, the only German MP to vote against the bill was offered honorary citizenship instead.
The politicians are now under 24-hour police protection after Erdogan compared them to terrorists and demanded they have blood tests to prove their Turkish origins.