UK ambassador to Turkey criticizes AKP deputy, Star editor over London terror attack remarks
AFP photoU.K. Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore has criticized ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Istanbul deputy Burhan Kuzu and daily Star editor-in-chief of Nuh Albayrak over their remarks on the March 22 U.K. parliament attack which killed four people and wounded 40.
“Terror attack in the U.K. Is the U.K. your safest region? Well, I can shoot you in your safest place, terror tells Europe with this attack,” Kuzu said in a tweet.
“No condemnation. No solidarity. What a pity. Do not you agree with the kind messages of Mr. @RT_Erdogan, Mr. @BA_Yildirim and various ministers?” Moore responded to Kuzu in Turkish.
The ambassador also criticized another tweet by Albayrak who called the deadly attack “a comedy,” giving President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s solidarity tweet as example.
“What a pity. Have you not seen the kind message of @RT_Erdogan?” Moore quoted Albayrak’s tweet in Turkish.
He also shared condemnation messages from EU Minister Ömer Çelik and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ.
Erdoğan had tweeted a condolence message to the U.K. in the aftermath of the attack, showing solidarity with the country.
“I strongly condemn the terror attack in London. The Turkish people share the pain of the United Kingdom,” Erdoğan tweeted.
“I extend my sympathies to the victims’ families and the British people. I wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured,” he said.