Party founded by Turks in Germany uses Erdoğan posters in campaign

Party founded by Turks in Germany uses Erdoğan posters in campaign

DUISBURG
Party founded by Turks in Germany uses Erdoğan posters in campaign

The Alliance of German Democrats (AD-D) party has hung election posters in Germany’s Duisburg province featuring President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, featuring a message for Turkish-origin Germans who are eligible to vote in the country’s Sept. 24 federal elections.

“Cast your vote for the friends of Turkey. Let’s expand them,” the poster reads in Turkish.

The AD-D was established in Germany in 2016 and has close ties to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). 

The poster echoes recent remarks by Erdoğan in which he called on Turkish-Germans to “not vote for the enemies of Turkey.”

“Do not cast your vote for parties that are the enemies of Turkey. Stand with those who are friends of Turkey and do not mind if they are small parties. Cast your vote for them; let’s expand them,” he had said.

The AD-D has also prepared a video of Erdoğan’s speech translated in German.