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Turkey summons German ambassador after minister blocked from speaking

The German ambassador was today summoned by the Turkish foreign ministry in Ankara after a talk by Ankara's justice minister was cancelled in Germany, ministry sources said.

The decision to call in the ambassador was made by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavosoglu, the sources added.

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Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said he had called off a meeting with his counterpart in Germany and was returning home after his talk was cancelled.

Shaky bilateral ties have been dragged to a new low amid growing public criticism in Germany of Turkey's arrest of a Turkish-German journalist.

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