‘Know your place’: Turkish President responds to unflattering NYT article

Published May 26th, 2015 - 01:00 GMT

Turkey's president has criticized the American daily newspaper the New York Times for its editorial "Dark Clouds Over Turkey" and told the daily to "know your place."

The remarks of Recep Tayyip Erdogan came during a rally in Istanbul’s Uskudar district on Tuesday. 

"The New York Times said there is pressure on Erdogan's Turkey. What kind of pressure is that ? On what you are basing this? Know your place. Since when did you start to malign us from America?" said Erdogan. 

On May 22, the New York Times said: "Mr. Erdogan appears increasingly hostile to truth-telling. The United States and Turkey’s other NATO allies should be urging him to turn away from this destructive path."

Erdogan said: "They are used to ruling the other side of the world from 10,000-15,000 kilometers distance. But there is no such Turkey. There is no more old Turkey. There is a new Turkey."


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