Cologne on lockdown as Erdogan wraps up ill-tempered visit to Germany

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan prays during the official inauguration of the Cologne Central Mosque in Cologne, Germany, September 29, 2018. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wrapped up an ill-tempered visit to Germany on Saturday with a visit to Cologne, where a security lockdown kept supporters and protesters away from a ceremony to open the country’s largest mosque. Police snipers were stationed on rooftops and the area was cordoned off after the city […]

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