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