Skip to comments.Opposition leader likens Erdogan to Hamas for praise of child martyrdom
Posted on 03/15/2019 12:09:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
"Mashallah. She has a flag too in her pocket. If she becomes a martyr, inshallah (God willing) they will lay the flag [on her]," Erdogan said upon seeing the child wearing a uniform of the Turkish special forces.
He was addressing the convention of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the city of Kahramanmaras.
The AKP audience was cheering in support of the army staging a cross-border offensive to dislodge the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG) from the besieged enclave of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan.
The leader of the newly-formed nationalist right-wing IYI Party (Good Party), Meral Aksener, accused Erdogan of being on the same path as the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which the Turkish government supports despite the US and Israeli designation of the group as "terrorist."
"He is following Hamas. I am calling on Mr. Erdogan to stop being a loudmouth. Get serious," said Aksener who leads a faction that splintered from the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for allying with the President...
Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the only bloc that has opposed the campaign, was more critical of the President's words.
"The mindset that abuses children by promising them death will lose," a tweet on the party's official feed read.
(Excerpt) Read more at kurdistan24.net ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praises a child for wearing military uniform during a convention of his AKP in Kahramanmaras, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo: DHA)
The leader of the newly-formed nationalist right-wing IYI Party (Good Party) Meral Aksener. (Photo: Reuters)
the party will have a great appeal for turkish neocon clowns.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
The Three Amigos
He hates this pic.
Yeah, I can see how that one would chap Erdogan's ass. Whoops, I almost used Erdogan, ass, and chaps in the same sentence...
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