Turkey blasts French magazine over Erdoğan cover
A Turkish presidential aide on May 24 slammed a French-language magazine for its cover branding President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a “dictator.”
“A French magazine called President Erdoğan a ‘dictator,’” presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın wrote on his Twitter account.
“We know these attacks. We know what their purpose is. The nation and oppressed people see what is happening. The days that Turkey had taken instructions from you are over. You cannot bring them back by calling [Erdoğan] a ‘dictator,’” he said.
Prominent newsweekly Le Point had put Erdoğan on its cover this week with the label “dictator.”