Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch leader Geert Wilders when the anti-Islam politician denote a series of tweets against the Turkish leader, as well as one that delineated him as a “terrorist”.
The state-run Anadolu Agency same Erdogan’s professional person on Tues filed a criminal criticism against Wilders at the Turkish capital Chief Prosecutor’s workplace for “insulting the president” — a criminal offense in Turkey punishable by up to four years in prison.
Wilders posted a cartoon representational process Erdogan carrying a bomb-resembling hat on his head, with the comment: “terrorist”.
Wilders continuing posting tweets targeting Erdogan on amid a growing quarrel between Turkey and European countries sparked by Erdogan’s sharp comments against French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as remarks questioning Macron’s mental state over his stance on Islam.
Erdogan has persistently sued individuals for alleged insults since he took workplace as president in 2014. Thousands are convicted. quite 29,000 people were prosecuted on charges of insulting Erdogan last year, in keeping with the Birgun newspaper.
The criticism against Wilders, whose political career has been primarily based for the most part on his strident anti-Islam rhetoric, defendant him of mistreatment language “insulting the honour and dignity of our president and of targeting Erdogan’s personality, dignity and reputation”, according to Anadolu.
Wilders, who leads the largest opposition party within the Dutch Parliament, shrugged off the Turkish criminal criticism and delineated Erdogan as a “loser”.
Wilders has lived beneath tight security for sixteen years thanks to death threats following his anti-Islam rhetoric.
On Monday, Turkey’s Daily North Borneo newspaper, that is on the brink of Erdogan, written photos of Wilders and Macron, with the headline: “the 2 faces of hate and racism in Europe.”