Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó harshly condemned on Friday the hanging of a puppet depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by its feet by Kurdish protesters in Stockholm the previous day, the ministry said. At a press conference with Turkish Education Minister Mahmut Özer, Szijjártó said the actions had been “shameful and distasteful”, prompting the most resolute objection. Making jokes about hanging anyone is shocking in and of itself and the action was seriously disrespectful of not only the president but all the people of Turkey, he said. “I think it is a fair expectation that such actions should not be allowed in the European Union which prides itself on its moral standards,” he said. Hungary expects the local authorities to find the perpetrators, he said, adding that “we are certainly expressing solidarity and sympathy with the people of Turkey and President Erdoğan”.