Ankara, September 27 (QNA) - The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the German ambassador to Ankara after statements it called "irresponsible" by Wolfgang Kubicki, the vice president of the German parliament.
"We condemn in the strongest terms the insulting statements made by Wolfgang Kubicki, the vice speaker of the Federal Parliament of Germany, about our president in a speech during the Lower Saxony state election campaign," Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said in a statement, reported by Turkey's Anadolu Agency.
"(Kubicki) is completely devoid of political morality and responsibility," Bilgic added.
Bilgic noted that Germany's Ambassador to Ankara, Jurgen Schulz, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and a strong protest by Ankara was delivered.
Turkey summoned the German ambassador for the third time in 2022. In April, the Turkish government summoned the German ambassador in Ankara in response to Germany's summoning the Turkish ambassador to Berlin in protest against the life sentence against Turkish dissident Osman Kavala. Then Turkey again summoned the German ambassador on July 19, in protest against the burning of a car belonging to the Turkish consulate in the German city of Stuttgart. (QNA)