Newcastle's Emre was forced to make a public apology after losing his temper in Turkey's 3-0 win over Hungary in Istanbul.

The Toon certain headed towards the Press box before unleashing both hand signals and verbal abuse towards the Turkish media.

According to the Chronicle Emre is thought to have been angered by criticism directed towards Turkey coach Fatih Terim, who was under fire after a 2-2 draw with Group C minnows Malta.

However, Emre was also understood to be angered by reports linking him with a return to Galatasaray.

Quotes attributed to the player were sent around the world and sparked speculation that he wants to quit St James' Park for the Turkish giants.

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