Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not like the statements of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. On Wednesday, Erdogan criticized the “vulgarity” in the statements of the Italian prime minister, whom the Turkish president described as a “dictator.”
Draghi made this statement in response to the “chair incident” that was discussed a lot during the visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel.
Erdogan said: “The statements of the Italian prime minister show rudeness and vulgarity.” “This guy called Draghi has dealt a blow to our relationships just as we hope to take them to a more advanced level.”
The use of the word “dictator” caused a great deal of indignation in Ankara. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Italian ambassador. Turkey and Italy have traditionally maintained good relations and work closely together on various issues, such as Libya.