Greek man sues yogurt company for 50 million, for his image on "Turkish yogurt"

 
 

Greek man sues yogurt company for 50 million, for his image on "Turkish yogurt"

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Yet another irritant in Greek–Turkish relations has been found in Sweden, and this time it's yogurt.
The man who is depicted on the packaging of Lindahls Mejeri's best seller, the turkish yogurt, has found out that his face graces a Turkish yogurt package and taken grave offense. He's suing Lindahl's for 50 million SEK, as he is Greek, and still living in Greece and the packaging is ruining his image.

Lindahl's spokesperson Thomas Axelsson says to Sydsvenskan: "We're really surprised about all this. We bought the photo as an image of a Turkish man. On the picture description it said that he was Turkish." They bought the image from a stock photo agency.

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