Newcastle midfielder Emre has issued a public apology after a launching a furious tirade at the Turkish media.

The 27-year-old made hand gestures and shouted towards the press box after his country´s first goal in their 3-0 Euro 2008 qualifier victory over Hungary on Wednesday evening and reports from Turkey suggest he had been angered by criticism of national coach Fatih Terim following the 2-2 draw with Malta.

Emre said: "This action was not for everybody, but only one person in the Press - he knows it."

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