Different political voices are concerned about the election outcome in Turkey, or wait and see.
The German Government responds reservedly to the narrow victory of the Pro-Erdogan fraction, establishing a Presidential System into Turkey. An official statement of the German governmment declares neutrally that it takes cognizance of the result, but does not give any assessment to the political state of affairs in the Turkey.
However, political leaders in Germany find clear words to the new situation.
Social Democrat Martin Schulz, candidate for the German chancellorship, calls on continuing to stand up for democracy and human rights: “The hairsbreadth result of the referendum shows that Erdogan is not the Turkey”, he says.
The Chairman of the Federal Foreign Council in the German Parliament (Bundestag), the Christian Democrat Norbert Röttgen, argues in favour of suspending accession negotiations with Turkey.
FDP-leader Christian Lindner told the Funke Media Group: "A country with such a constitution would be at odds with our values."
All in all, Turkey’s development is seen extremely serious.