Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is firing back at a Turkish misinformation campaign against Greece that included a series of fake news stories published in Turkish media.
“When a country uses people as a battering ram, fabricates fake news to mislead them, and systematically violates the sovereignty and sovereign rights of neighboring countries, it is in no position to point fingers at anyone,” the Greek Foreign Ministry tweeted on its official profile.
The tweet continued with a second part, given Twitter’s character limits.
“And of course it is in no position to lecture anyone on International Law and human rights. After all, #Turkey has been failing these particular courses for years.”
A video that originated from numerous Turkish sources allegedly showed a Syrian refugee shot dead by Greek police.
Greece’s government spokesman also took Twitter to warn people that it was fake.
“Video showing fatality on Greek-Turkish border is fake news. We call upon everyone to use caution when reporting news that furthers Turkish propaganda,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas tweeted.
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