Planned Turkish rally cancelled in Hamburg due to technical issue - municipal official | Reuters

BERLIN A centre in Hamburg where Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was due to speak on Tuesday has been shut because it lacks a fire detection system, a municipal spokeswoman said, a move that could further strain relations between Germany and Turkey.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is already furious over the cancellation of several political rallies aimed at drumming up support among Germany's large ethnic Turkish population for his plans to overhaul Turkey's constitution and win greater powers for the presidency.

Local newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost cited event organiser Bulent Guvem as saying an alternative venue was being sought for Cavusoglu, who came to Germany to campaign for Turkey's constitutional referendum.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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Published Date: Mar 07, 2017 01:00 am | Updated Date: Mar 07, 2017 01:00 am