Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns, slams more than 10 countries in September

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has cited at least 11 countries and two entities in a negative manner in press releases in September this year, constituting more than half of all statements made in the first 11 days of the month.

“At least 13 out of 25 most recent statements by the Turkish Foreign Affairs have been merely condemnations, rejections, and ‘warning those who act in guidance from certain groups,” analyst Kerim Has said in a tweet.

The most condemned country was France, with the ministry citing French President Emmanuel Macron’s “vehement attacks” on Turkey, as well as his “delusions, incompetence and despair” regarding the Eastern Mediterranean crisis. France was accused of terrorist propaganda and “disrespect towards our prophet.”

Russia followed France, for meeting with a Syrian Kurdish delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council, which Turkey considers to be connected with the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) that was designated a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

The United States and European participants of the Med7 summit - Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, and Spain - were condemned for showing support for Cyprus in the Mediterranean as well. The wording of the Med7 joint declaration was "devoid of any legal ground, biased and unrealistic, as this was the case last year," Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday.

Europe as a whole also received condemnation, as well as the Arab League for “certain” members “targeting our country” and causing harm in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. In the Sept. 9 meeting of the league’s foreign ministers, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates had spoken against turkey with regards to its activities in the region, UAE-based The National reported.

Kosovo and Serbia were condemned for opening an embassy in Jerusalem and relocating an embassy to the disputed city respectively, while Germany’s Die Welt newspaper was slammed for publishing a “fictive” and “fabricated” media report that Greece allegedly used as “a brand new manifestation of the unrealistic and provocative policy

The Turkish ministry rejected allegations of espionage in Austria, and “cursed” the “disrespectful burning of our Holy Book” in Sweden, while condemning “the racist Danish party.”