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.

Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:00

Visa applications are accepted between 09:00-11:00 hours only.
1/1/2019 1/2/2019 New Year's Day
3/21/2019 3/22/2019 Human Rights Day
4/19/2019 4/20/2019 Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
4/22/2019 5/22/2019 Family Day
4/26/2019 4/27/2019 Freedom Day (*27 April Sat)
5/1/2019 5/2/2019 Workers Day
6/4/2019 6/5/2019 Ramadan-Eid al Fıtr (first day)
6/17/2019 6/18/2019 Youth Day (*16 June Sun)
8/9/2019 8/10/2019 National Women's Day
8/12/2019 8/13/2019 Eid al Adha (one day)
9/24/2019 9/25/2019 Heritage Day
10/29/2019 10/29/2019
12/16/2019 12/17/2019 Day of Reconciliation
12/25/2019 12/26/2019 Cristmas Day
12/26/2019 12/27/2019 Day of Goodwill