US diplomat summoned to Turkish Foreign Ministry over Embassy's like on Twitter

  06 October 2019    Read: 641
US diplomat summoned to Turkish Foreign Ministry over Embassy

On Saturday, the American Embassy liked a Tweet aimed at Devlet Bahçeli, the chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party (MPH), amid rumours about his health issues. However, the next day the US diplomats apologised for it, stressing that it was a mistake, reports citing Sputnik.

US Chargé d'Affaires in Ankara Jeffrey M. Hovenier was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry after the embassy liked a post on Twitter, a source said on Sunday. According to Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy, the diplomat had to explain the incident to authorities.

The Nationalist Movement Party, which has 40 MPs in the Turkish Grand National Assembly is an ally of the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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