21st Century Wire says…
The inflammatory, baiting commentary of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued today where he has once again compared Europe to Nazi’s saying that they “would revive gas chambers” if they weren’t ashamed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was also in the firing line at todays rally in Istanbul with Erdogan accusing her of ‘Nazi practices’.
Erdogan’s shocking and defamatory remarks come only a day after he attended a Martyrs’ Memorial Day rally, commemorating the Ottoman Empire’s victory in the battle of Gallipoli in 1915 where he said “I believe, God willing, that after the April 16 vote, the parliament will do the necessary thing concerning your demands for capital punishment. As for me, I will approve it without any hesitation.”
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a blunt statement yesterday that “Turkey is now further away from EU membership than ever before.”
More on this report from RT…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again compared Europe with the Nazis saying that they “would revive gas chambers” if they weren’t ashamed. He also fired a personal broadside at Angela Merkel, accusing her of “Nazi practices.”
Europe’s “masquerade ball” is over, Erdogan said at yet another demonstration in Istanbul on Sunday, where he rallied support for a ‘Yes’ vote in Turkey’s upcoming constitutional referendum.
Saying the “struggle” against his country has reached a new level, Erdogan slammed European nations, particularly Germany and the Netherlands, for their “Nazi regulations” as they revealed “the hatred they have accumulated for years against our country, our nation or even against all Muslims on TV screens and newspaper headlines every day.”
Erdogan then dropped the hammer, “If they weren’t ashamed, they would revive the gas chambers,” he added as quoted by the Hurriyet Daily News.
The Turkish president then turned his sights on the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “When we call them Nazis they [European politicians] get uncomfortable. They rally together in solidarity. Especially Merkel,” Erdogan said as cited by AFP.
“Merkel, she backs [the Netherlands] too. You too are practicing Nazi practices. To whom? To my Turkish brothers and sisters in Germany,” the Turkish leader also said as quoted by the AP.
He used an informal form of “you” in Turkish.
Erdogan declared that the current policy of a number of European states is based on fear of Turkey’s power. “They [European states] do not have the urge to hide their intentions and cannot hide the discomfort they feel from Turkey, which is growing stronger,” Erdogan said, as cited by Reuters.
Turkey summons German Ambassador over Kurd’s rally
The comments come as the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the German ambassador to express Ankara’s anger over a Kurdish rally held in Frankfurt on Saturday. The Turkish president’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin also called Germany’s actions “a worst example of double standards.”
“The German ambassador was invited, summoned, to the Foreign Ministry and this [rally] was condemned in the strongest way,” he said as reported by Deutsche Welle.
The spokesperson added that the “scandalous” event in Frankfurt shows that European countries are in fact actively campaigning against Turkey’s constitutional reform.
“It is unacceptable to see the symbols and slogans of the [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK [at a rally in Frankfurt] while Turkish ministers and politicians are barred from meeting with their fellow citizens,” Kalin told in an interview to CNN Turk.
Around 30,000 Kurdish supporters took to the streets in Frankfurt on Saturday to denounce the Turkish president and the upcoming referendum which seeks to expand his presidential powers…
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