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Euro 2024: Erdogan travels to Berlin for Turkey’s quarter-finals

Euro 2024: Erdogan travels to Berlin for Turkey’s quarter-finals
Euro 2024: Erdogan travels to Berlin for Turkey’s quarter-finals

Turkish President Erdogan has announced a visit to the stadium in Berlin. Apparently, he wants to give special support to the team in the European Championship quarter-finals after the trouble surrounding the wolf salute.

Following the harsh criticism of the goal celebration by Turkish national football player Merih Demiral at the European Championships, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to travel to Berlin at short notice to watch the quarter-final match between Turkey and the Netherlands in the stadium. Erdogan cancelled his planned trip to Azerbaijan to do so, as the German Press Agency learned from informed sources. Turkish media said the reason was the debate about the so-called wolf salute that Demiral had triggered with his goal celebration. Erdogan wanted to support the Turkish team.

Demiral had shown the so-called wolf salute after his second goal in the 2-1 round of 16 win against Austria in Leipzig on Tuesday, which is associated with a right-wing extremist movement. Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faser (SPD), among others, sharply criticized this.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Türkiye game

The 26-year-old Demiral had formed the sign and symbol of the “Grey Wolves” with both hands. The “Grey Wolves” are the name given to the supporters of the right-wing extremist “Ülkücü movement”, which is monitored in Germany by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. In Turkey, the ultra-nationalist MHP is their political representative and ally of the Islamic-conservative AKP of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The greeting usually expresses affiliation and sympathy.d50f84252c99df9979488d5d998b9612.css” fetchpriority=”high”>

Source: Stern

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