NNA - The Turkish Embassy in Lebanon called, in its statement this Friday, for the intervention of the Lebanese Foreign Ministry into the affair of the TV program "Ana Heik" by Neshan Derharoutynian, broadcast on the al-Jadeed channel on 10/6/2020, during which the presenter interviewed former Minister Wiam Wahab.
"During this episode, Wahab and Derharoutynian publicly and directly offended the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as the Turkish people. Such insults can in no case be defended under the pretext of freedom of expression," said the press release.
"The Turkish Embassy in Lebanon strongly condemns the verbal insults against President Erdogan and requests the intervention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the competent Lebanese authorities in order to guarantee the respect of the Turkish President in all Lebanese media," it added.
Accordingly, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hani Chmeitli, called upon the Ministry of Information to take the necessary measures, in accordance with the laws in force, knowing that such attacks would disturb the relations of Lebanon with foreign countries.