Turkish Foreign Ministry slams German daily Bild
ANKARAThe Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned a news piece published on the German daily Bild on March 15 targeting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“The news story that has insulting content against our president is both concerning and remarkable as it reflects the hateful mindset behind it. We condemn this news story, which contains false accusations and a distorted understanding,” the ministry said in a written statement released on March 16.
It stated that European media organs have recently seemed to have entered into a race to produce unfounded allegations to smear Turkey and the president with political polemics rather than produce impartial and accurate news.
“Time has shown that respect has been lost for those satisfied with opposition to our president with false news stories and sensational publications. These news items and their publications, which are the product of media that are racist and xenophobic, are condemned to be buried in the history of journalism,” it said.