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Germany’s President Gauck is visiting Turkey and criticizes its Government sharply. „This development scares me“, he said with focus on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his activities against Twitter and Youtube. Gauck is worried about Turkish democracy. But why is German President reacting so harsh? He gave the answer by himself: It’s his experience in former GDR and how critics were treated by press censorship and manipulation of the judiciary. Seems, that Gauck is that to Turkey what usually is called a „good friend“ – not polite but honest.

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