Turkey whipped at the “impertinent” and “unacceptable” comments by the foreign minister of France who blamed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for involved in a “political game” with the murder case of Jamal Khashoggi.
According to Erdogan, the recordings shared by Turkey linked to the mysterious murder of Washington Post Columnist and Saudi journalist Khashoggi with the United States, France, Britain, Riyadh and other allies without disclosing any details of the specific contents of the tapes.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview that he “for the moment was not aware” of any particulars submitted by Ankara.
While he was asked about the truthfulness of the comments of Turkish Presidents, he said: “It means that he has a political game to play in these circumstances”. His controversial comment instigated to inflame the cosmopolitan capital of Turkey, Ankara.
The communication director of Turkish Presidency Fahrettin Altun told AFP in a written statement, “We find it unacceptable that he accused President Erdogan of ‘playing political games’. Let us not forget that this case would have been already covered up had it not been for Turkey’s determined efforts”.
The Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu replied in more sharp tone, saying that the accusation of his French counterpart professed “impertinence”.
Accusing Le Drian of “exceeding his authority”, he said, “It does not fit the seriousness of a foreign minister.”What lies behind this (statement)? I wonder if they are trying to cover up this murder. We will be running after this”.
The Washington Post contributor and the renowned critic of the Saudi Government Khashoggi were last seen to enter the consulate on 2nd October for obtaining documents for his upcoming wedding with a Turkish woman.
According to the Chief Prosecutor of Turkey Khashoggi was throttled and later his body had vanished as a part of the absolute execution of a premeditated plan. There has been a rumour of claims that his body was destroyed by acid.