FOOTBALL- Turkish authorities on Monday criticized Iceland for holding its national football team at Iceland’s Reykjavik airport for several hours on Sunday.
As per reports, the Turkish football team was subjected to intense scrutiny and made to wait for several hours at the airport passport control office.
Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin tweeted, “Our state and our people stand by the national team, which will give the best response on the field.”
"We have been waiting for three hours. They took everyone's bags," Turkey midfielder Emre Belozoglu tweeted from the airport. "What they have done is disrespectful."
Turkey is due to play Iceland on Tuesday. No reason for the delay has been shared so far.