Erdoğan blasts New York Times: ‘Who are you? Know your place’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed a recent New York Times editorial as “shameless,” calling on the U.S. daily to “know its place.”

“Who are you? Can you write such a thing [writing a critical editorial] against the U.S. administration? If you do, [the administration] would immediately do what is necessary,” Erdoğan said during a panel organized by a think-tank in Istanbul on May 25.

“A certain media group in Turkey tries to sustain its tutelage by taking support from certain places. The new constitution and switching to a presidential system will eternally seal the path of these coup-makers,” he added, describing the editorial as “meddling in Turkey’s affairs.”

In its editorial on May 22, the New York Times noted that Erdoğan had a long history of intimidating and co-opting the Turkish media, but new alarms were set off this week when criminal complaints were filed against the editors of daily Hürriyet over a headline on its website…

The editorial may be read here. 

This piece is from Hürriyet.

  • Martin B

    Typical third world tinpot tyrant who thinks he can dictate to the free world. The rest of NATO urgently needs to put this turd in his place by throwing Turkey out.

    • Frau Katze

      I just an article saying the Greens in European Parliament are determined to Turkey into the EU.

      Greens are crazy, but there are quite a few of them.

      • Zaba

        As we keep saying: It’s gonna get a whole lot worse
        before it gets better…..

  • Ed

    It seems everything about Islam is a race for the hatchet…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Erdotoad will tell Obama to arrest a few Times staffers. Obama will punt and sic the IRS on them.

    • Obola knows who his master is.

    • Minicapt

      There is a good side after all.


  • mobuyus

    erdogonit is nothing more than a ten cent tin-horn.

  • Alain

    Erdogan takes on the communists. I find this rather amusing considering that one is just as bad as the other.

  • Petrilla

    Signs point to Erdigan losing the election. Good. He is a total nasty islamist, wife in the bag. Obama loves him, another reason to dislike Obama. If the EU, which I hope will never be, accepts Turkey, they would accept 60 million Turkish uneducated isllamic farmers into the UK. Why would the UK want that? What is this idea that the wee little UK should take everyone, including now 60 million Turks, Muslims, no education. Could it be Mr Islam Erdogan who hid his Islamic doings for years. Could it be that Turkey is bankrupt like Greece and he just wants money sent home? I loathe Erdogan, he is such a lying islamist. I hope the people voting see thru him and that he is not stealing elections again. I do hope the young people of Turkey win.

    • Erdopig’s party is losing support as their economy slows. Their prime minister doesn’t have any charisma either.

  • I’m glad things are going badly for Er Dog an his farty of Satanic Sate collaborators.