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Germany says Erdogan's Merkel Nazi jibe 'unacceptable'

Germany on Monday branded as "unacceptable" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's charge that Chancellor Angela Merkel was using "Nazi measures", but signalled it wanted to avoid escalating the feud. Turkey and the European Union -- especially Germany with its large Turkish diaspora -- are locked in a bitter dispute as tensions rise ahead of an April 16 referendum on expanding Erdogan's powers.
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