Monday, September 18, 2017

Turkish Government Denies Supporting IPOB, Disowns “Diplomat”

The Turkish Embassy in Nigeria has denied having anything to do with one Abdülkadir Erkahraman, a Turkish citizen who has been severally pictured during visits to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Abdülkadir Erkahraman who claimed to be a Turkish diplomat has also been sharing videos in support of agitations for the sovereign state of Biafra and against Nigeria.  He also claimed to be a special adviser to the IPOB leader.

Read  the statement below;

Press Release , 17.09.2017

The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey wishes to inform the Nigerian public about the following:

Abdülkadir Erkahraman, a Turkish citizen, has been sharing videos for some time against the Nigerian Government and presents himself as a Turkish diplomat.

Mr. Abdülkadir Erkahraman is neither a diplomat nor a civil servant or an official representative of the Government of Turkey.

The Government of Turkey is committed to the territorial integrity and political unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Furthermore, Turkey never supports secessionist activities against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Source: Turkish Embassy in Abuja

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