Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Greek sues over photo on 'Turkish' yoghurt in Sweden

Pot of Lindahls Turkisk Yoghurt

The image still features on the Lindahls website despite the legal action

The man only found out his moustachioed face featured

on the containers of Turkisk Yoghurt made by Lindahls when a friend living in Stockholm told him.

Athanasios Varzanakos told his Swedish Radio friend

"was annoyed and asked how it was possible"

when informed. The dairy said it bought the

photograph in good faith from an image library.

Chief executive Anders Lindahl said it had come

as a shock when the Greek man lodged

a 40-page legal complaint saying that the company

had used a misleading image because he had no

links with Turkey.

"We bought it from a photo agency so we assumed

that everything was in order,"

Mr Lindahl told the AFP news agency.

The image remains on the Lindahls website

despite the legal action.

Relations between Greece and Turkey have

long been strained and at times have turned

into outright hostility.


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