Erdogan files complaint against Greek newspaper over offensive headline, Anadolu reports


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against the editors and one journalist of a Greek newspaper that used offensive language against him, Anadolu reported Monday.

Following the complaint, the prosecutors in the capital Ankara launched an investigation against the newspaper, Anadolu said.

The controversial headline – telling “Mr. Erdogan” to “f**k off” in Turkish, with the insult translated into English with an asterisk below – appeared in Friday’s issue of the Dimokratia newspaper.

The headline was condemned by the Greek government and the Greek Foreign Ministry.

Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Greece’s ambassador to the country to lodge a formal complaint over the incident.