Erdogan hits back at Charlie Hebdo over ‘disrespectful’ cartoon, says Turkish President

Turkish presidential communications chief Fahrettin Altun criticized French magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing an offensive image of outgoing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the May 14 elections.

And on his Twitter account, Fakhreddin Altun responded to Charlie Hebdo magazine, saying: “I am referring to Charlie Hebdo and its derivatives. The immoral and inhuman caricature directed at President Erdogan once again proves to the world the extent of the “disgusting style” of the magazine.”

Altun noted that Erdogan’s great success in the May 14 elections “enraged the dishonest, deprived them of sleep, dispelled their bad mood and caused them to spew resentment and hatred.”

For his part, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin confirmed that the Turkish people will best respond to Charlie Hebdo magazine on May 28 (the date of the second round of the presidential elections in Turkey).

And they said on Twitter that Charlie Hebdo’s annoyance and frenzy to such an extent “proves we’re on the right track.”

And last Sunday, Turkey held presidential and parliamentary elections, in which the outgoing president, People’s Alliance candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan, People’s Alliance candidate, Republican People’s Party leader Kamal Kılıçdaroğlu, and Sinan Ogan’s Ancestors Coalition candidate participated in the presidential election.

On Monday, the head of Turkey’s High Electoral Commission, Ahmed Yanar, officially announced that the second round of presidential elections would take place on May 28, as no candidate received more than 50% of the vote.

Source: “Anatolia”

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