The Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned German Bild daily for the "libelous" report on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in its Wednesday edition.
In a written statement, the ministry said the daily's report included "insulting" remarks and comments "reflecting hatred."
"Recently, European media outlets seem to be in a race to defame our country and our president with political arguments, instead of making objective and truthful news stories," the statement said.
"We condemn this story [of Bild newspaper] and the twisted understanding used to headline it," the statement added.
The ministry also said: "It is about time that those who try to gain something by opposing to our president through publishing fabricated articles should understand it has no value...These kind of stories that ignore publication ethics and thrive on xenophobia and racism are doomed to be in the garbage can of history."
The newspaper's Wednesday edition used a near-full-page photograph of Erdoğan with the headline and taglines in German: "BILD tells Erdoğan the truth in the face: You are not a democrat! You harm your country! You are not welcome!"
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