Tit- for-tat: Turkish Prez to continue calling European leaders Nazis and Fascists as long as they call him dictator



    Tit- for-tat: Turkish Prez to continue calling European leaders Nazis and Fascists as long as they call him dictator

    Mar 24, Ankara: The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will keep calling European leaders “Nazis” as long as they keep calling him a “dictator.”

    “How does that work, you have the right to call Erdogan a ‘dictator’ but Erdogan doesn’t have the right to call you ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi?’” he said in an interview with CNN-Turk and Kanal D television channels.“So I’ll continue to address them in these terms,” he said.

    He hadbranded Dutch officials as “Nazi remnants,” after they withdrew permission for Turkey’s foreign minister to speak at a pro-Erdogan rally in Rotterdam. He has also slammed a number of local officials for cancelling similar political rallies for Turkish ex-pats in German cities that had been scheduled in March. The speakers were going to promote the upcoming mid-April referendum on constitutional changes that could see Erdogan’s presidential powers expanded.“If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets. We, as Turkey, call on Europe to respect human rights and democracy,” Erdogan said in Ankara, Reuters reported.


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