‘Know your place’, Turkey’s President Erdoğan Tells New York Times
Erdogan blasted an “impolite” editorial in the New York Times last week which he said “literally gave orders to the United States.”
“As a newspaper, you (the New York Times) should know your place,” he said in a televised speech in Istanbul.
“You are meddling in Turkey’s affairs by writing something like this. By publishing this editorial, you are overstepping the limits of freedom,” he said.
The New York Times had on Friday published a editorial entitled “Dark Clouds Over Turkey” that was deeply critical of Erdogan’s rule, and accusing him of a crackdown ahead of the polls.
“The United States and Turkey’s other NATO allies should be urging (Erdogan) to turn away from this destructive path,” the New York Times editorial said.
Erdogan spat back “Who are you? Could you say something like this to the US administration?”