5 years ago every serious foreign policy expert insisted that Erdogan’s Islamist regime in Turkey was a model for Muslim democracy. They’ve shut up about it since now that Erdogan openly abuses his own people, supports terrorists and goes on insane rants every week. If he and his AKP thugs aren’t ranting about Jews or Armenians, they’re ranting about women. First this story went viral…
Women should not laugh in public in Turkey, the Deputy Prime Minister has said in a speech on “moral corruption” in the country.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at a prominent journalist during a campaign rally in southern Turkey, calling her “shameless” and a “militant” for her earlier remarks the prime minister condemned as an “insult” to Muslims and his electorate. Although the prime minister didn’t mention her name, he was referring to Amberin Zaman, Taraf columnist and The Economist correspondent. While interviewing main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on TV on Wednesday, Zaman questioned if a “Muslim society is able to question” the authorities. A smear campaign against Zaman was launched on social media by pro-government users minutes after she made the statement, condemning her for “insulting Islam and Muslims,” as well as supporters of the government. Erdoğan openly targeted her in Malatya, calling her a “shameless militant woman disguised under the name of a journalist.” “Know your place,” Erdoğan said. “They gave you a pen and you are writing a column in a newspaper,” the prime minister yelled in a bid to defame the journalist.
Erdogan has been playing the Islam card harder than ever. Also the “pureblood Turk” card.
“They have also said a lot of things about me. One of them came and said I was a Georgian. Then another came up and, I beg your pardon, called me uglier things, saying I was Armenian,” Erdoğan said during a live interview on Aug. 5, adding that he was a purebred Turk.
Calling Erdogan Armenian or Georgian seems excessively insulting to Armenians and Georgians.