President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been labelled a "terrorism Godfather" by Sahra Wagenknecht
The Ankara leader, who is set to hold a referendum on increasing powers in his Presidency, was blasted at Bundestag by the top MP.
Despite Erdogan being the first to sling Holocaust-related insults, Sahra Wagenknecht, head of the German Left Party’s parliamentary faction said it was Turkey’s chief who has Third Reich-style foreign policy.
“Namely, it seeks to install [Turkish] minorities in other countries in order to pursue [Turkey’s] own violence-based policy, own geopolitics as well as its own policy of suppression there.”
She also referred to the Turkish president as a “terrorist Godfather”.
Claims of Third-Reich style leadership and policy in Turkey were made by Sahra Wagenknecht
Voters in Turkey are being asked whether President Erdogan should have more powers
According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung she said: “This is a call for terrorism. Here speaks a terrorist, as simple as that.”
The Left Party comments came after Erdogan attacked German politicians and their counterparts in the Netherlands.
A row erupted between EU nations and the Muslim leader after he accused the Bundestag of “Nazi-reminiscent” actions, because they banned his party representatives from speaking at referendum rallies.
The decision was taken over the arrest of a Turkish-German Die Welt reporter – but was received badly in Turkey.
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He accused the nations of suppressing Turkish political activism.
Erdogan was reported as saying: “If you continue to behave like this, tomorrow in no part of the world, no European, no Westerner will be able to take steps on the street safely and peacefully.”
Nato allies Berlin and Ankara have yet to end the public spat, with each side continuing to attack the other’s policies.
Fears are growing Turkey could retaliate by ending the one-for-one migrant deal.
Sahra Wagenknecht's comments were made in the German Parliament known as the Bundestag
However, Berlin has insisted military ties and relations combating terrorism have not been affected by the diplomatic fallout.
Angela Merkel was damning of the comments by Erdogan but has been careful not to outlaw him.
In her strongest speech so far on the matter she said his remarks were "sad" and "so incredibly misplaced that one really can't comment, but they cannot be justified”.