Turkish lira slides on Erdogan comments

Turkish lira slides on Erdogan comments

Questioning the commitment of its players, DFB president Reinhard Grindel said, "Football and the DFB defend values which are not sufficiently respected by Mr Erdogan".

"In that sense, his meeting with Germany worldwide Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan as well as Turkey global striker Cenk Tosun...is only natural".

But he added the players "didn't help the DFB's integration work".

German national team's coordinator Oliver Bierhoff said that he would talk with the players over the issue.

Ilkay Gundogan presents a jersey to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before their meeting in London, United Kingdom on May 13, 2018.

Turkey has called snap presidential and parliamentary elections for June 24 and polls show Erdogan as the strongest candidate to win the presidential vote.

"He is the publicly elected president of Turkey".

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He criticised Germany by making an apparent reference to dissident Turkish journalist Can Dundar's meeting with German President Joachim Gauck late previous year. He represents the whole of the Turkish public in that position. "Since they will ask the president about it, we have to give off the image of a president who is effective in monetary policies", he said.

"Conversely, German officials and politicians condemn Turkish German football players for posing in photos with their president as a result of nothing but natural emotions". "Because it's those who rule the state who are accountable to the citizens", he said.

Erdogan, who is up for re-election next month, met Ozil and Gundogan, as well as Turkish global Cenk Tosun, in London where he is on an official state visit during which he will be received by The Queen and meet Prime Minster Theresa May.

"Them courting Erdogan as their president while Turkey persecutes democrats and journalists is a gross foul", said Dagdelen.

However, the DFB was far from impressed with their decision to pose for pictures with Erdogan, whose presidency has repeatedly come under scrutiny for alleged violations of human rights.

Ties between the European Union and Turkey have deteriorated over the past two years amid a crackdown by Erdogan's government on suspected supporters of a failed military coup in July 2016.

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