Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting with his supporters in Istanbul, Sunday, March 19, 2017. (Basin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
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Senior German officials cast doubt Saturday on Turkey's chances of joining the European Union, amid growing tensions with Ankara over human rights and Turkey's claim that it's being treated unfairly by countries in western Europe.Relations between Berlin and Ankara have soured recently over after Germany and other EU states refused to allow some Turkish ministers to campaign for a "yes" vote on their soil, provoking a volcanic response from the Turkish strongman who said the spirit of Nazi Germany was rampant in Europe.In yet another row, Turkey reacted furiously to a Frankfurt rally on Saturday urging a "no" vote where protesters brandished insignia of outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which is listed as a terror organization not just by Turkey but also the European Union and the United States.
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