German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere gives a press conference on March 14, 2017 in Berlin after a meeting with the steering committee of the German Conference on Islam. / AFP / dpa / Bernd von Jutrczenka
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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere Tuesday said Ankara was playing the role of the victim with its broadsides against NATO allies, as it seeks to galvanize support ahead of a key referendum.Turkey has been heaping accusations on Germany, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing it of "Nazi practices" after several German towns blocked rallies by Turkish ministers campaigning in favor of the referendum to scrap the prime minister's post.While stopping short of pronouncing an all-out ban on future rallies by Turkish politicians in Germany, De Maiziere signaled that he has had enough of Ankara's provocations.
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