Turkey freezes helicopter manage Italy over allegation of fascism

Turkey has frozen a rewarding arrangement to purchase €70 million ($83 million) of helicopters from Italy after the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi considered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “tyrant” last Thursday, as per reports by Italian papers yesterday.

During a visit by top EU authorities to the Turkish capital Ankara a week ago, the European Council President Charles Michel and Erdogan plunked down in overlaid seats while the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was left mistaken for no seat accessible to her and was put on the couch next to them.

Reclining across from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, the seating design was cruelly scrutinized by numerous individuals in the worldwide local area as being sexist, with the fault being laid on Turkey as the host.

In spite of Turkey a short time later explaining that European Council President Michel and the EU’s group were the ones who had conveyed the guest plans to Turkish specialists before the visit — which some decipher as a strategic maneuver between European pioneers — Italian Prime Minister Draghi at a question and answer session said he “felt frustrated about the embarrassment” of von der Leyen and blamed Erdogan for being a “despot” participating in “improper conduct.”

Following those allegations, Cavusoglu censured “the inadmissible libertarian way of talking of the selected Italian Prime Minister Draghi and his monstrous and tenacious assertions about our chosen president,” with the Turkish government calling the Italian representative for a dressing down and requesting a statement of regret from Rome.

There was no reaction from the Italian government, notwithstanding, provoking Turkey to freeze the critical arrangement for buying preparing helicopters from Italy which was to be marked for the current week, as per the papers La Repubblica and Il Fatto Quotidiano.

Moreover, the Turkish government has allegedly given admonition notification to various Italian organizations working inside Turkey, for example, the energy organization Ansaldo Energia which assembles power plants in the country.

This new question among Ankara and Rome comes when the two have expanded political and monetary collaboration in the area in the course of recent years, as was appeared by the declaration in February that nearly $1 billion of the direct venture had flown into Turkey from Italy a year ago.

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