Two years ago in a sports stadium in Cologne, Erdogan caused outrage in Germany by dubbing alleged policies of assimilation of the Turkish minority as a "crime against humanity".
At the weekend he upped the ante by calling for the establishment of special Turkish high schools in Germany and the abolition of a German ban on dual citizenship so that Turks in Germany could acquire German passports while keeping their Turkish ID papers.
"What we want is people who live among us over several generations to integrate into this country," she said. "That obviously involves learning the German language and obeying German laws."
"Why this hatred against Turkey?"
Our readers might like to ponder for a moment the fate of minorities in Turkey who reject "assimilation" - it's not pretty...