British Magazine Attacked for Referring to Erdogan as a Dictator and Urging Him to Step Down

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemned the British magazine The Economist’s attacks on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in connection with the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14.

Cavusoglu said during his visit to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Antalya state on Thursday: “They make decisions on behalf of the Turkish people or try to guide the Turkish people.”

The magazine wrote “The Most Important Electoral Event of 2023” on the cover of its latest publication, calling President Erdogan a “dictator”.

Cavusoglu explained that the magazine, in its latest publication, called on Erdogan to “get away” from power.

He continued: “Why should President Erdogan leave power? What harm is Erdogan doing to you? Or, for example, that Erdogan is harming the UK?”

And he added: “If President Erdogan had not been at the helm of power in Turkey, the world would have gone through a real food crisis. Without Turkey, the security of Europe would be in danger. Why are you interfering in the internal politics of this country?”

He indicated that he had written an article for publication in the next issue of The Economist, adding: “I have refrained from publishing my article in this journal. We do not deal with those who interfere in the internal affairs of Turkey. appropriate response from our people on May 14th.”

Source: Anadolu Agency.

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