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Turkish Footballers Repeat Military Salutes in France Match

France has called on UEFA to punish Turkey after several Turkish international footballers again celebrated each goal by making military salutes in front of their fans in Paris.

Several players made the controversial gesture because it has repeat itself twice in the same week .It also happened during their Euro 2020 qualifier at the Stade de France, after Kaan Ayhan equalised for Turkey in their 1-1 draw with their French opponents.

Politicians across France had taken to social media earlier to call for Monday’s match to be cancelled after Turkish players performed similar salutes in Friday’s victory over Albania following Cenk Tosun’s last-minute goal in Istanbul.

Days earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched military operations against Kurdish forces in north-east Syria after US President suddenly withdrew American troops.

After Ayhan’s goal in the 82nd minute, at least seven Turkish players gathered by the corner flag and made the military salutes with their right arms. The images were not shown live on television. The team repeated the gesture in front of their fans after the match.

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