Tue, 12 Nov 2019

Lausanne - UEFA announced on Tuesday that it is opening disciplinary proceedings against Turkey into "potential provocative political behaviour" by their players after making military salutes in their last two matches.

France and Turkey drew 1-1 amid mounting tensions after Paris condemned Turkey's military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria.

"Those who remained quiet about Griezmann's military salute are trying to distort our national footballers' nice salute," Kasapoglu said in a televised press conference, holding up a picture of Griezmann's salute.

European football's ruling body UEFA had already said it would "examine" the salute against Albania.

At the world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart on Saturday, Ibrahim Colak made a military-style salute on the podium after winning gold in the men's rings event.

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