Germany outraged at Turkish paper's Nazi portrayalGiven the antisemitism in the Turkish media, and the fact that "Mein Kampf" is a bestseller in Turkey, the Turks should be a little careful with Nazi accusations against others:
Germany outraged at Turkish paper's Nazi portrayal
German political leaders called on Turkish authorities on Wednesday to take action against an Islamist newspaper which portrayed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as a Nazi. The Anadoluda Vakit newspaper illustrated an article about Schroeder on May 5 with swastikas, according to a reproduction of the page in Germany's Die Welt newspaper on Wednesday. Around 10,000 copies of Anadoluda Vakit are sold in Germany, which is home to around 2.5 million Turks. Dieter Wiefelspuetz, a leading member of Schroeder's Social Democratic Party (SPD), said: "This is unacceptable. I call on the Turkish authorities not to turn a blind eye if this happens again in the future." Kristina Koehler, of the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said the article was "unacceptable and shaming for Turkey". The newspaper in question is currently being investigated by prosecutors in the German cty of Darmstadt for inciting racial hatred by claiming that the Holocaust was a fabrication.