Turkish media claims only two players are "French" in French team
Turkish mainstream media Haberturk said that only two of the French national football team's players in FIFA World Cup 2022 were French.
Rabiot and Pavard are the only two players who are of "French origin," Haberturk said, as it claimed that thirteen players are of "African origin," including Kylian Mbappe, who was born in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.
"Mbappe is of Cameroon origin," Haberturk added, with reference only to his father, ignoring the player's mother who is of Algerian origin.
Haberturk also claimed that Antoine Griezmann, who was born in the commune of Macon in the département of Saone-et-Loire in France, is not of French origin either, "because his mother is German and his father is Portuguese."
Griezmann's father is from a family who migrated to France from Munster, Germany, in the first half of the 19th century, and his mother is of Portuguese descent.
In contrast to Haberturk's story, the family origins of Turkish football players are not mentioned in the Turkish media.
For example, Hakan Sukur, the top goalscorer of the Turkish national football team - and 19th in the world at the time of his retirement - has never been subjected to any controversy about his origin, although he is the son of a Kosovo migrant of Albanian ethnicity, and a Macedonian migrant from Skopje.
Lefter Kucukandonyadis (1925-2012), who is ranked the fourth among top goalscorers of the Turkish national football team, is of Greek origin.