Not shy! Turkey is a model country for world: Deputy PM Akdogan

From a popular TV series set in the Ottoman era, “The Magnificent Century”. Source.

The global struggle against terrorism cannot be successful by ignoring certain attacks in the world, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said Thursday.

Akdogan made the remarks in a series of posts on the social media website, Twitter, and specifically referred to recent terrorist attacks, including the Istanbul suicide bomb attack, border guards’ attack in Saudi Arabia and another bombing in the Yemeni capital that killed dozens of people…

…Akdogan also tweeted that Turkey was a model country for the world because of its balance in Islam and democracy, moderation and democratic participation, and cohesion among people, who live together despite ethnic, religious and cultural differences.

He also said that incidents such as “attempts to choke democracy” in the Middle East and rising racism in Western countries would only serve to feed fanaticism, intolerance and terrorism across the world.

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  • Xavier

    All true, but modesty is the Turks’ best trait.

  • winniec

    Bring back the 1874-1924 genocides! Oops…I remembe now…the ones they didn’t manage to kill left the country!
    Turks will just have to do their next genocide on the Kurds!

    • Rosenmops

      Akdogan tweeted that Turkey “is a model country for the world because of its…cohesion among people, who live together despite ethnic, religious and cultural differences.”

      Of course Turkey pretends the genocide didn’t happen.

    • MRHapla

      The 1950s too

  • SDMatt

    Don’t forget the female slaves sold in the market: captured Greeks, Armenians, Georgians, Africans, etc, poked and prodded, teeth, elbows and ankles examined before a price was set and they were sold off into the harem.

    Good times!

  • DD_Austin

    I wonder where they found all the white men to play the parts?

    Well, at least they got the hats right, platform shoes weren’t invented yet
    and shoes are wrong anyway, everyone knows hobbits don’t wear shoes

    • Frau Katze

      Turks look like Europeans.

      • edlancey

        Not really. Most of them are stunted and have oddly shaped heads.

        • DD_Austin

          And hairy feet.

        • Frau Katze

          I’m just going by the photos of pols. Perhaps what you describe is due to inbreeding?

  • Ron MacDonald

    That’s why so many Turks are leaving his country to live in other EU nations.

    • Rosenmops

      They are being sent out as colonists.

  • Clausewitz

    I know a few Cypriots who beg to differ.

  • MRHapla

    Examples/Models of what not to do serve an important function.