Thursday 30 January 2020
On Wednesday, a European Parliament member stood up and tore up a paper with the Turkish flag printed during a parliamentary session discussing the situation of migrants in the Greek islands.
Independent Greek lawmaker Ioannis Lagos, criticized Turkey severely during the session, and addressed his words to the council: “You are careful not to harass Turkey, which has flooded us with an infinite number of immigrants. The Turkish flag is bloodstained. The only thing that needs to be done is to say: To Outside, Turks. “
Turkey strongly condemned the behavior, in a statement on Thursday, and considered it a racist behavior, which increases the tension between Ankara and the European Union.
“Racist minds know that we are breaking the fingers of those who come close to ours. For Europe’s spoiled children to learn to know where they are. Europe must say ‘enough’ of hostility toward Islam,” wrote Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoوlu on his Twitter account.
“We are waiting for the European Union to do what is appropriate regarding this clown,” he added.
And the decision of Turkey in the European Parliament, Nacho Sanchez Amor, who last week made his first visit to this country, tried to calm the tension on Twitter.
He wrote in a tweet, “Nothing justifies the disruption of knowledge … This is an unfortunate act. The hate speech of the extreme extremist Islam is not welcome in Brussels.”
The incident comes in light of the talk about the dire conditions of refugees in the Greek islands, amid repeated complaints from citizens themselves about the high crime rates.
This increases the great tension between Ankara and Athens due to the illegal Turkish exploration in the waters of the island of Cyprus, which the European Union considered illegal excavations.