Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) talks with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan before they give a speech to the media, during an official welcoming ceremony for Erdogan, at the National Palace in Mexico City February 12, 2015.
(Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for his silence following the killings of three young Muslims in North Carolina this week, in the latest sign relations between the two leaders have become strained.
Speaking alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a state visit to Latin America’s No. 2 economy, Erdogan said the silence of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry was “telling” and they should take a position following such acts.
“If you stay silent when faced with an incident like this, and don’t make a statement, the world will stay silent towards you,” Erdogan said, condemning those responsible for the crime…
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