Erdogan rebuffs social media post on Ottoman governor

Turkey's president on Wednesday slammed a post retweeted by the United Arab Emirates' foreign minister social media targeting Fahreddin Pasha, the Ottoman governor of Medina from 1916-1919.

In an address to local headmen from across the country in the capital, Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "It is not a coincidence that those, who think it is a skill to be together with the tyrants at a period when Muslims are under attack and violence, target Fahreddin Pasha."

"Where were your ancestors when our Fahreddin Pasha was defending Medina?" Erdogan asked.

Source: Anadolu Agency