Large police presence to guard Erdoğan’s visit to Berlin

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About 1,500 police officers are to be deployed to protect Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday when he visits Germany for the first time in almost four years. The officers will guard the areas around the chancellery, Bellevue Palace – the official residence of the German president – and the Turkish embassy, all of which will be closed to the public. The visit is controversial due to Erdoğan’s statements on the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip. The Turkish president has described Hamas as a liberation organization and condemned Israeli military action as a war crime, accusing Isra…

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