Nearly two-thirds of the Turkish community in Germany cast votes for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sunday's election, far more than the support he averaged in Turkey, according to initial results.
Erdogan supporters waving Turkish flags and chanting slogans reportedly took to the streets in multiple Germany cities to celebrate after the authoritarian ruler claimed victory in the election on Sunday night.
In Berlin, hundreds of Erdogan supporters celebrated in Breitscheidplatz and honking motorcades cruised down Kurfürstendamm avenue. Calls of "Recep Erdogan, our leader" could be heard, local media reported.
German lawmaker and former Greens party co-leader Cem Özdemir, who is of Turkish origin, criticized celebrations in the streets of Berlin.