Turkey condemned European football’s governing body UEFA on Thursday for their discriminatory treatment of Turkish national team and clubs over celebratory salutes.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a news conference in the Turkish capital Ankara that UEFA should be aware of this wrongdoing.

“When it comes to Turkey and Turkish athletes, the attitude [of UEFA] changes,” Erdogan said, adding that Europe’s football body should not let sports be politicized with their wrong decisions.

He said that the UEFA action targeting Turkish athletes’ solidarity with the Turkish army means “an obvious unlawfulness” as it described these celebrations “provocative political

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