Merkel does a lot of talking, but there won't be many consequences. Erdogan is an idiot, would they simply stop making a lot of noise, his ministers would without any doubt be allowed to hold their campaigns in Germany. Germany is so incredibly terrified of being considered racist, that they would never ban foreigners esp. foreign dignitaries from coming in.
therein lies the problem, dear Fairy!
Tayyip is extremely racist and Xenophobic and will (and has) used it to his advantage to get his dictatorship
By 'attacking' Germand and Dutch, he's created an imaginary enemy for his 'loyal tribe' to rally against his may-pole to support him.
Brilliant. Simple analogy 101. Works everytime.