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Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing Erdogan

Demands to bring to account responsible for "shameless" action.

19 September, 17:22
(ANSA-AFP) - ISTANBUL, 19 SET - The Turkish government has condemned a headline in a Greek newspaper that insults President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urging Athens to take action. Turkey's foreign ministry had already summoned Greece's ambassador over the headline in Dimokratia newspaper, also available on its website. The headline "Siktir Git Mr. Erdogan", which means "fuck off" in Turkish, appears next to a photo of the president in the Greek newspaper, which also added the English translation. "On behalf of the Turkish government, I condemn in the strongest terms the publication of insults directed at our President ... on the front page of an extreme right newspaper," Fahrettin Altun, communications director at the Turkish presidency, wrote in a letter to Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas made public on Saturday. He urged Greece to bring to account those responsible for the "shameless" action.


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