Turkey condemns Kosovo envoy’s Facebook post

By Furkan Abdula and Fatjon Cuka

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AA) – Turkey’s embassy in Skopje on Thursday condemned an anti-Turkish Facebook post by Kosovo’s ambassador to North Macedonia.

In a written statement, the embassy said it strongly condemned Gjergj Dedaj’s “unfounded claims” and “hostile discourse” targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“This latest post shows the correctness of our decision not to meet with Kosovo's Ambassador Dedaj, who has once again made statements against our country and who is unaware of the responsibility of his title,” the statement said.

“No to political monuments of Erdogan’s Turkey!” Dedaj wrote on Facebook, referring to a monument in the July 15 Democracy Park in Albania’s capital of Tirana built by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in cooperation with the Tirana Municipality to commemorate the martyrs of the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.

Turkey survived a deadly coup attempt on July 15, 2016 that martyred 251 people and injured nearly 2,200 others.