Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Greek ambassador for offensive headline

 

The Turkish Foreign Ministry called on the Greek ambassador to file an official complaint against the offensive remarks by a Greek newspaper against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The envoy was called to respond with a “contemptible headline,” Turkish national agency Anadolu said, quoting Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The controversial headline – saying “Mr. Erdogan” to “f ** k off” in Turkish, with the insult translated into English with an asterisk below – appeared in the Friday issue of the Dimokratia newspaper.

The headline also drew a reaction from the Greek Foreign Ministry, which said in a statement that freedom of the press “does not negate the obligation to refrain from insulting the personality of anyone, especially a foreign leader. “.”The use of offensive language is contrary to the political culture of our country and can only be condemned,” the ministry added.

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