Turkish officials mock BBC reporter as she tries to fool public

Turkey criticises BBC reporter Laura Kuenssberg for spreading fake news about Turkish presidential complex

Photo by: capitalcaptures.com
Photo by: capitalcaptures.com

Updated Jan 29, 2017

Turkish authorities on Saturday criticised a BBC reporter Laura Kuenssberg, who was travelling with British Prime Minister Theresa May, for spreading misleading information on social media about the presidential complex in Ankara.

Kuenssberg, who was covering May's trip to Ankara, tweeted:

Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin in response said her claims were a 'string of lies' and showed 'low quality' journalism.

Kalin said none of the objects were made of gold.

Mustafa Varank, one of the top advisors to Turkish President, sent a tweet to the UK's ambassador to Turkey, asking his thoughts about the fake news.

Chief of cabinet to the president Dr. Hasan Dogan also criticised the reporter.

Editor in chief of Daily Sabah Serdar Karagoz also slammed the reporter, saying her claim is a 'big lie.'

Turkish netizens also reacted sharply on Twitter, and some even are tweeting pictures from yellow taxis to Laura's hair asking if these were also gold.

Source: 
TRTWorld