Ankara mayor calls US State Dept Rep Marie Harf a ‘stupid blonde’

Turkish police use tear gas to disperse people protesting about a park being levelled for a shopping mall last summer.

Ankara (AFP) – The maverick mayor of Ankara, a close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday launched an extraordinary diatribe over the Baltimore riots at a US State Department spokeswoman.

“Come on blonde, answer now!” Melih Gokcek wrote in English as well as Turkish on his Twitter account, sharing an image from the riots in Baltimore with a picture of US State Department acting spokeswoman Marie Harf.

“Where are you stupid blonde, who accused Turkish police of using disproportionate force?” he added in a caption.

Gokcek was referring to a report on a pro-government news website, which criticised Harf for being “now silent” in the face of the Baltimore riots despite repeated criticism of Turkey during the anti-government Gezi Park protests in 2013.

Harf refused to respond to the personal insults, saying: “I really don’t think I’m going to dignify them with a response”…

24Turkish police also make liberal use of water cannons.

  • Well he’s right.

    • Frau Katze

      I’m conflicted on this one.

      • Petey

        He’s not wrong. I see no conflict.

      • Rosenmops

        It’s not Turkey’s business to point out that Harf is a stupid blonde.

  • El Martyachi

    US State Dept spokescunts.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If I ever become a ‘rapper’, or a really cool celebrity DJ, I’m taking the stage name “The Maverick Mayor of Ankara”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “Stupid blonde” is commonly thought of as a redundancy. Well, she is stupid, although Kerry, not blond, is just as bad.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Putting aside our mutual hatred of the clowns running the U.S. State Department, I’m wondering what his point really was.

    Because when you look at it in the context of his tweet, it seems that he is saying that the U.S. did the SAME THING in Baltimore, which isn’t even close to being true.

    I wished we HAD used disproportionate force there.

    He also seems to have a problem with the Maryland National Guard Troops eating fast food too.

    Sakın gelmeyin ben şuan #BaltimoreRiots'dayım taramalılarla tarıyorlar. Galiba öldüm Kesin bilgi YAYALIM inşallah! pic.twitter.com/fUBUyqde60— háldúń (@durduralamaz) April 28, 2015

    • Frau Katze

      Exactly. His criticism is ridiculous.

    • El Martyachi

      Yes and that’s no reason to pass up a perfectly good opportunity to call the State Dept fembots a bunch of cunts.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Maybe, maybe not.

        I’m not saying that because I’m taking offense at what some municipal official of a foreign city might say about our vaulted State Department, but to me this kind of mockery really smells a lot like the same orchestrated nuttiness that Russian minor officials started doing on twitter more than two years ago, well before that minor territorial misunderstanding with the Ukraine.

        In brief, this stuff is almost entirely orchestrated by Erdoğan for straight-up propaganda purposes and it’s not the ‘everybody is sharing in the same joke’ narrative that it’s presented.

  • Reader
  • My daily laugh.

  • edlancey

    Some things are true, even though a Turk says they are true

  • mauser 98

    terrorists need jobs

  • Canadian

    She`s really known all over the world.