Turkey's top diplomat yesterday condemned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "blatant ignorance" for suggesting President Donald Trump was trampling on democracy as if he were in Turkey.
Trump sparked outrage in Washington by indicating on Wednesday he might not honour the results of the November 3 US presidential election.
His comments drew harsh criticism from top Republicans and Democrats including Pelosi, who warned the US leader: "You are not in North Korea, you are not in Turkey, you are not in Russia, Mr. President."
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu took aim at Pelosi on Twitter yesterday, firing off messages in both Turkish and in English.
"@SpeakerPelosi's rise to become Speaker of the House is what is truly worrisome for American democracy, given her blatant ignorance," he wrote in English.
"You will learn to respect the Turkish people's will," he said, also tagging Trump's Twitter handle.