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Merkel urges 'respectful dialogue' in Turkey after referendum

AFP  |  Berlin 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel today urged Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to seek "respectful dialogue" within the country after his narrow win in a referendum extending his powers.

"The (German) expects that the Turkish will now seek respectful dialogue with all political and social forces in the country, after this tough campaign," Merkel said in a statement issued jointly with foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 14:57 IST