Panathinaikos ended Samet Akaydin's loan spell for glorifying Ataturk: Turkish Media

Samet Akaydin

According to Turkish reports, Samet Akaydin's loan spell ended early for his social media post glorifying genocide perpetrator Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Turkish journalist Yağız Sabuncuoğlu posted on Twitter that Samet Akaydin, who was cut yesterday from the team at the last minute for the game against Olympiacos because of the story glorifying genocide perpetrator Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, will soon return to his parent club Fenerbahçe.

According to the report, the 30-year-old Turkish central defender refused to take down yesterday's story, which he uploaded to his Instagram account.

The story was related to the national holiday for Turkey on May 19, in which they commemorate the beginning of the so-called "War of Independence" that led to the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923 after the extermination of three million Christians, including one million Greeks.

For this, his loan spell with Panathinaikos has come to an end.

Akaydin's post caused outrage among the team's fans and in the club itself since the post also coincided with the Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks, which was part of a wider campaign targeting all the Greeks and Christians of the Ottoman Empire.

According to the Turkish reporter, the "Greens" did not stop at his simple exclusion from the game against Olympiacos and decided to remove him from the club, which resulted in Akaydin returning to Istanbul earlier.

At the same time, other media outlets in Turkey are discussing a scandalous decision to exclude Akaydin from the derby due to his refusal to take down the controversial post.

READ MORE: Turkey celebrates the perpetrator of genocide.

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