Re: What chal­lenges from Turkey?

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

With re­gard to the ar­ti­cle which was pub­lished in the Daily Trust on 20 July 2016 with the above ti­tle by Tunde Asaju, I will like to bring to your at­ten­tion the fol­low­ings:

In the said ar­ti­cle, the writer used very rude ex­pres­sions about H.E. Re­cep Tayyib Er­do­gan, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Turkey. His lan­guage is too far be­yond us­ing demo­cratic right of crit­i­cism. Press free­dom does not let any­one to use such ex­pres­sions for the demo­crat­i­cally elected Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Turkey.

Civil­ians and Turk­ish Na­tional Po­lice stood against the coup at­tempt in Turkey in the ex­pense of their lives. We lost 246 peo­ple and have ap­prox­i­mately 1500 ca­su­al­ties. The Turk­ish na­tion pro­tected their demo­crat­i­cally elected pres­i­dent and mem­bers of the par­lia­ment, who sym­bol­ise our democ­racy.

Once again, I strongly de­plore the lan­guage of the writer and re­quest apol­ogy from the writer for the Turk­ish pres­i­dent and na­tion.

Hakan Cakil, Am­bas­sador, Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of Turkey, Abuja

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