UK envoy slams Erdoğan’s advisor, pro-Erdoğan journalist for not condemning London terror attack

Richard Moore, the United Kingdom’s ambassador in Ankara, criticized an adviser of Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for not condemning a London terror attack that killed five people and wounded many more on Wednesday.

A chief adviser to Erdoğan, Burhan Kuzu, who is also a professor of constitutional law, commented on the London terror attack in the early hours of Thursday.

“Terror attack in England. Terror says Europe: The UK is your safest region? I would hit you in your safest place,” Kuzu wrote on Twitter.

UK Ambassador Moore responded to Kuzu on Twitter early on Friday, writing: “No condemnation? No solidarity? Shame,” and asked him, “Do you not agree with the kind messages of President Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and other ministers?”

Moore similarly slammed the pro-government Star daily’s editor-in-chief Nuh Albayrak, who called the London attack a comedy, implying that the terror attack was plotted.

Albayrak tweeted after the London attack and condemned Turkish TV stations for “contributing to the perception operation” being conducted by the British. ( March 23, 2017

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