Turkish President Recep Erdogan said on Thursday that US billionaire George Soros "buys journalists."
As Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev were on their way to a meeting on the sidelines of the European Political Community in Prague, a correspondent of the Armenian Radio Liberty (listed as a foreign media agent in Russia) approached the leaders. Aliyev jokingly told Erdogan that "these are Soros' people," referring to the journalist.
"Tell Soros that we are brothers here and brothers everywhere. No one can shake our unity," Aliyev was quoted as saying by the broadcaster.
US financier and investor George Soros is actively involved in politics. Soros and his foundations have been repeatedly accused of interfering in internal affairs and organizing coups in a number of states.