Sports cartoon on Twitter: Erdogan shows Dutch right-wing populist Wilders

19:55  27 october  2020
19:55  27 october  2020 Source:   ksta.de

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against Dutch right-wing populist Geert Wilders. The state news agency Anadolu reported on Tuesday that the reason was insulting statements.

Der niederländische Rechtspopulist Geert Wilders © dpa The Dutch right-wing populist Geert Wilders

Wilders used expressions that offend Erdogan's “honor, dignity and reputation” and attack his personality and reputation. The Dutch government sharply criticized the ad.

Wilders calls Erdogan “loser”

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Wilders shared a cartoon on Twitter showing the Turkish President wearing a bomb-shaped headgear. He had written "Terrorist" about it. Wilders also responded to the criminal complaint via Twitter and called Erdogan a “loser”.

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Erdogan's reaction unacceptable: "In the Netherlands we consider freedom of expression to be the greatest good and that includes caricatures of politicians."

Erdogan had already criticized the Dutch right-wing populist for his tweet this weekend, but without it to name his name. Erdogan spoke of a Dutch “caricature of an MP” and warned: “Know your limits!” (RND / dpa)

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© ASIF HASSAN / AFP Anti-French protests in some Muslim countries erupted after Emmanuel Macron’s comments on the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, as here in Pakistan. Criticized in Muslim countries for his statements on the right to caricature, Emmanuel Macron can count on the support of the United Arab Emirates. According to the Emirati Foreign Minister, the controversy is mainly the result of a political recovery by Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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