Nobel Prize not awarded objectively, Erdoğan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued his criticism of various international institutions, claiming that “even the Nobel Prize is not awarded objectively.”

“Do not hope for objective points of view in a world where international institutions decide according to their own ideologies, politics and beliefs. Is the Nobel awarded objectively? No. Does the UN Security Council make objective decisions? No, never,” said Erdoğan, speaking at the Presidential Awards Ceremony on Dec. 3.

With his latest criticism, the president has slammed the Nobel Committee for the second time. He also blasted the committee in August 2013, for awarding the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize to Egyptian politician Mohammad ElBaradei, who he said had “sided with the makers of the military coup” in Egypt.

“We cannot abandon our cinema, literature and art. Turkey cannot silently watch while hegemons write the history of arts and science,” Erdoğan said on Dec. 3.

His words come one day after heralding a revamped curriculum for schools in Turkey, after complaining that students know about foreign figures like Albert Einstein but not Muslim and Turkish ones. Last month, Erdoğan instructed Turkey’s educational institutions to highlight the contribution of Islam to global science and arts, including “the discovery of the American continent by Muslim sailors 300 years before Columbus.”

In his Dec. 3 speech, Erdoğan also criticized the U.N. Security Council for allowing “only five major powers to effectively make all decisions,” Anadolu Agency reported. “The UN, which was established on the post-World War I international system, is short of representing the whole world. The entire world’s destiny cannot be in the hands of five countries only,” he said…


The UN was post-World War II.   Erdoğan just keeps getting worse.

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  • ☭ Vladimir Putin ☭

    This Turkish fellow is getting a bit uppity, don’t you think?

  • ontario john

    He then stated that everyone in Turkey must wear their underwear on the outside of their pants and Turkey will be renamed “Blessed Goat”

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    It’s going to be a hoot when this turkey and his aptly named country join up with the EU.

  • Pete_Brewster

    He has a point. Nobody even maintaining the pretense of objectivity would have given the likes of Barack Hussein Obama a Nobel Peace Prize. Much less, may they both burn in hell side by side for all eternity, Arafat and Rabin.

    • Frau Katze

      The Muslim world can create it’s own prizes then.

  • dingo ate my baby

    how and why is this dungsponge even in a position of power!
    oh wait hes a muslim
    how is this meek and subdued guy even in power lol

  • Ahmadinejad’s understudy.

  • winniec

    The world is not ‘objective’, but ERDOGAN IS! There you have it. We’re all out of step with Erdogan. Erdogan for DICTATOR! Oops, he already is dictator. Turkey has more journalists in jail than any other country.

  • Alain

    When the prize was awarded to the old terrorist Arafat it was the beginning of the end of having any credibility or value.

    • Donna

      I think he’s confusing the United Nations with the League of Nations.

  • simus1

    erDOGan definitely has something bothering him – perhaps the slow pace involved in stealing iraq’s oil fields is bringing him under a lot of pressure.