Anti-government video of Turkish diplomats triggers scandal

Anti-government video of Turkish diplomats triggers scandal

 

By Deniz Zeyrek

A video dating back to eight years ago, which shows images of two Turkish diplomats on duty in Iraq speaking against the government, has turned into a scandal at the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

The video of two Turkish diplomats, Turkey’s Arbil Consul Aydın Selcen and Middle East General Director Ethem Tokdemir, was recorded during a dinner to mark the end of Tokdemir’s tenure in Baghdad. It was sent to the Foreign Ministry with a note saying: “They’re drinking alcohol and speaking against the government.”