Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has warned that “Europeans across the world will not be able to walk safely on the streets.”

This will be the case “if they keep up their current attitude,” Erdogan told an event for local journalists in Ankara on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

“If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets. We, as Turkey, call on Europe to respect human rights and democracy,” he said.

Erdogan’s comments come amid Turkey’s row with Germany and the Netherlands, who “bared campaign appearances by Turkish officials seeking to drum up support for an April referendum on boosting Erdogan’s powers.” the agency said.

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