Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghog of acting arrogantly after Draghi called him a dictator.
Recall that Draghi last week accused Erdogan of wanting to insult Ursula von der Lehn, President of the European Commission, and said that he should be open to dictators, thus triggering condemnation from Turkey. Erdogan hosted von der Lein and the President of the European Council Charles Michel in Ankara. The video at the beginning of the meeting showed that Michel was appointed as the chair next to Erdogan and von der Lein was Had to sit on the sofa.
At the same time, Erdogan said today that Draghi has disrupted relations between Turkey and Italy and that the Italian prime minister has no legitimacy to direct such criticism.
Erdogan said: “The Italian Prime Minister’s remarks are purely unreasonable and rude. Although we hope that Turkey’s relations with Italy can reach a high level, unfortunately, Draghi’s remarks have destroyed these relations.”
“You are here because someone named you, not electing you. To make such a criticism of Tayyip Erdogan, you must first understand your own history. But we found that you are not like that.” By doing this, he obviously hinted Benito Mussolini, the Italian fascist dictator.
Draghi, the former president of the European Central Bank, did not pass the election but was appointed by the Italian president as the head of government after the last coalition failed due to internal turmoil.