Germany tells Erdogan's bodyguards to stay away from Hamburg G20
19:05, Sunday, 25 June, 2017
The German Foreign Ministry warned Turkish bodyguards involved in violent scuffles in Washington last month not to attend the G20 summit in July, German media reported on Sunday. Those warnings were then repeated to Bundestag members in closed-door meetings, respected national daily Die Welt reported. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) said earlier that foreign powers did not hold sovereign powers, saying "foreign colleagues only have the right to self-defense," the paper reported. Hamburg Senator Andy Grote told Die Welt: "On our streets, only the Hamburg police have a say - and no one else. This includes foreign security forces."