Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish president accuses Germany of scaring off investors

Turkey's president accused Germany of trying to scare off investors from his country after Berlin toughened its stance toward Ankara following the arrest of human rights activists including a German national.

A day after the German government told German citizens traveling to Turkey to exercise caution and threatened to withhold backing for investments, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was defiant.

"I strongly condemn statements that aim to scare companies that invest in our country," Erdogan said.

"I want to remind our German friends and the world that you are not powerful enough to blacken Turkey," he added. "You are not powerful...