Germany council election candidate told to remove Turkish symbol from CDU logo

37-year-old Yasar Celik was running for the seat in Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia caused outrage when it was found that he had place the Turkish symbol within the C that stands for "Christian."

Germany council election candidate told to remove Turkish symbol from CDU logo

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Germany-born Turkish town council election candidate has been forced to apologize and curb his campaign for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after printing a logo with the Turkish crescent moon and star on it.

37-year-old Yasar Celik was running for the seat in Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia caused outrage when it was found that he had place the Turkish symbol within the C that stands for "Christian."

Claiming that he had printed 200 bags with the altered logo to distribute at a mosque as part of his campaign to attract Turkish voters, Calik said that he never had any religious point in mind.

Calik was then ordered to remove the symbol after he was reminded that the party had been standing by Christian values for almost 60 years.

Last Mod: 25 Nisan 2014, 18:02
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