Turkey summons the Italian ambassador after Draghi’s sentence on Erdogan
Turkey summons the Italian ambassador to Ankara, Massimo Gaiani, after the statements of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who had defined Erdogan a “dictator”.
This was announced by the official Turkish news agency, Anadolu, specifying that the Italian ambassador has been summoned by the Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Shortly after came the same statements by the minister who “strongly condemned the statements of the appointed Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi”.
“The appointed Italian premier issued a populist and unacceptable statement against our President of the Republic, who was chosen through elections,” added Minister Cavusoglu.
The premier during a press conference held on the afternoon of Thursday 8 April said: “Erdogan is a dictator that is needed. I do not agree with Erdogan’s behavior at all. It was a behavior that I am very sorry for the humiliation that the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, had to suffer ”.
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