German media’s disrespect for Turkish PM Erdoğan unacceptable: EU Minister
AA PhotoThe German media has distorted positive messages delivered by Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during his visit to Cologne over the weekend, EU Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 26.
Erdoğan told a cheering arena of 16,000 diaspora supporters in Germany on May 24 to integrate, but not assimilate. According to Çavuşoğlu, the German media reflected these remarks as if Erdoğan blamed Germany for imposing assimilation.
“Our press is also reacting to the German press that said, ‘Go to hell Erdoğan.’ It is not possible for us to accept such disrespect. There is, of course, need to have reactions to some politicians and media figures who didn’t want Erdoğan to come to Germany. Deciding on where the prime minister will or will not go is out of their place,” Çavuşoğlu said in response to questions from reporters during a meeting with the country’s chief ombudsman, Nihat Ömeroğlu.