26 Feb '11, 11am

www.Turkey-VIP.com Turkish mayor in chewing gum retort to Sarkozy: ANKARA - THE mayor of Ankara chewed gum when

ANKARA - THE mayor of Ankara chewed gum when he saw off Nicolas Sarkozy at the end of a visit to Turkey in retaliation to similar 'disrespect' by the French president, Anatolia news agency reported on Saturday. Mayor Melih Gokcek, a colourful but controversial figure in Turkish politics, was part of the delegation that greeted and then saw off Mr Sarkozy at the airport during his brief visit to Turkey on Friday. 'Mr Sarkozy came down the steps of the plane chewing a wad of gum. He stopped for a moment, looked around and continued to chew... I personally was offended,' Mr Gokcek told Anatolia. 'Previously, he showed similar disrespect to our President Abdullah Gul in France,' the mayor said, without elaborating. 'And when we were seeing him off, I never took out the chewing gum from my mouth... Someone had to respond. I believe I responded diplomatically... There is somethi...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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  1. 13 May '11, 4am

    The proud headless people must be treated worst than this as they are devils and a stain on the face of humanity.

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