As Germany's federal elections draw closer, a new party -- recently formed by ethnic-Turkish citizens -- is hoping to make a breakthrough into national politics.

The Alliance of German Democrats (AD-D) won 14,000 votes in May's regional election in the northern state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Although it has little chance of getting close to Germany's five percent electoral threshold in Sunday's federal contest, they still view it as an opportunity to give a strong message to the traditional parties.

"We are not professional politicians, but ordinary citizens who are frustrated with growing anti-Turkish sentiment in Germany in recent years," AD-D's co-founder and secretary general Halil Ertem tells Anadolu Agency.

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