Turkey protests Austria over 'child sex' report at airport

August 15, 2016 8:24 AM

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ANKARA, Turkey – An official says Turkey has summoned Austria's charge d'affaires to protest a news ticker at Vienna's airport that claimed Turkey allows sex with children under age 15.

A Foreign Ministry official said Monday the diplomat was called to the ministry on Saturday to complain about the "distorted" report. A ministry statement accused Austrian officials of encouraging news reports that "besmear" Turkey.

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