Turkey PM to Speak to Merkel by Phone amid Rally Ban Row

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone amid a row over rallies cancelled in Germany ahead of a vote next month in Turkey.

"I have a telephone call with the German chancellor at 3:00 pm (1200 GMT)," Yildirim told a rally in the central Turkish province of Kirsehir where he was campaigning for a "Yes" vote in the April 16 referendum to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Source: Agence France Presse

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