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Following Erdogan's announcement of the 'non grata' ambassador, Germany is concerned about relations with Turkey

Following Erdogan's announcement of the 'non grata' ambassador,

The German state has made an official reaction two days after the declaration "non grata" of the ambassador it sent to Turkey.

Berlin has not received any official order for the expulsion of the ambassador from Turkey, but has accepted with concern the statements of Turkish President Erdogan.

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Berlin had seen Erdogan's statements as 'disturbing and unreasonable'. However he adds: As I said, there is still no official communication from the Turkish side.

Erdogan asked the Foreign Ministry to declare non grata 10 EU and US ambassadors who had signed a petition for the release from prison of Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has been detained for four years. He is accused by Erdogan of political espionage and organizing the failed coup in 2016.