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Merkel Calls Erdogan's 'Nazi' Comment 'Disheartening,' Unjustifiable

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on March 9 that there was " absolutely no justification" for comments from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that compared actions by current German authorities to those of the Nazis. In a speech to the Bundestag, Merkel addressed a statement Erdogan made on March 5 after several German municipalities canceled events in which Turkish officials had planned rallies in support of a national referendum expanding the president's powers. (Reuters)