Qa-55, 17 September 2019, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The Flag Crisis In A Match Between Muratpaşa Belediye Spor-paok Handball Teams

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 17.09.2019

The incident that took place during the handball game between Muratpaşa Belediye Spor and PAOK in Thessaloniki on 13 September 2019 has once again shown the ugly face of extreme nationalist and fanatic circles against Turkey in Greece.

We in no way accept that the hoisting of a Turkish flag was prevented, despite the presence of a Greek flag in the arena, contrary to the decisions previously taken by the two teams in order to avoid tensions during the game.

We urge once again the relevant authorities of Greece to take all necessary measures to ban xenophobic and violent fans from sports events.

Engin Arıkan Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 15:00

For visa applications please make a pre-application and an appointment on www.konsolosluk.gov.tr For visa information, please visit: https://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/VisaInfo/Index
1/1/2020 1/1/2020 New Year's Day
4/13/2020 4/13/2020 Easter
4/27/2020 4/27/2020 National Day (King's Day)
5/5/2020 5/5/2020 Liberation Day (1945)
5/21/2020 5/21/2020 Ascension
5/24/2020 5/24/2020 Ramadan Feast
6/1/2020 6/1/2020 Whit Monday
7/31/2020 7/31/2020 Feast of Sacrifice
10/29/2020 10/29/2020 Turkish Republic Day
12/25/2020 12/26/2020 Christmas
1/1/2021 1/1/2021 New Year's Day

+31 10 766 0007 / +90 312 292 29 29