ANKARA (Sputnik) — On May 22, the paper published an editorial titled "Dark Clouds Over Turkey," arguing that Erdogan intimidates mass media and accusing him of greed for power.
"As a newspaper, you [the New York Times] should know your place."
He added that the US publication interfered in Turkey's internal affairs and violated freedom of speech.
A number of cases alleging free speech violations have emerged in Turkey recently. Last week, the Turkish court order the Hurriyet daily to pay a nearly $8,000 fine for insulting the president.
Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), that came to power in 2002, will stand in the general elections on June 7.
Last year, Erdogan criticized the New York Times for calling Turkey a "recruitment hub" for the Islamic State jihadist group.