Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was threatened by one of his European counterparts in the past, pro-government columnist Abdülkadir Selvi said on Aug. 27.
According to Selvi, who is a staunch supporter of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Albayrak said that the necessary answer was given to the minister of "the Western country" following the threat.
"I'm a minister who was threatened verbally by one of my counterparts at a Western country," Albayrak reportedly told Selvi.
When asked about when the said incident took place, Albayrak reportedly said, "When I was the Energy Minister."
"That person received the necessary answer. But we need to write these to make sure that future generations know about them," he said.
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