Turkish presidential advisor questions Czech masculinity

A Turkish presidential advisor has cast doubt upon the masculinity of Czech men after the country released the former leader of a Syrian Kurdish militant group from police custody, opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper said.

“There were real men there, they are the Slovaks. They became Slovakia,” Yiğit Bulut said on a programme on Turkish state broadcaster TRT, in relation to the release of Salih Muslim, the former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (SDF) after his arrest in Prague.

“And there were places without real men, and they became Czechia.”

He then appeared to question the existence of the country.

“There is no such thing as Czechia,” he said. “It is owned by Germany.”

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