THE SCAN SPORT – In full controversy over the military salute of the Turks Monday night at the Stade de France, the world champion Adil Rami broadcast a photo where he made the same gesture.
The controversy that emerged from the salvation of Turkish players led UEFA to announce Tuesday the opening of a disciplinary investigation of a potential "political provocation." Military greetings in France-Turkey aroused outrage in France, which condemned the Turkish offensive in Syria, including that of Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu, who called on UEFA to take "exemplary punishment." What his Turkish counterpart Mehmet Kasapoglu retorted with a call for "discernment".
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The Turkish football federation, as well as the coach and several players, confirmed that this salute was a sign of support for the soldiers engaged in the Turkish operation in Syria against Kurdish forces, an offensive that has sparked an international outcry since its launch. on October 9 by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The publication of Rami has elicited positive reactions on the social networks of many Turkish fans, who see it as a mark of support for this offensive.