As the civil war in Ukraine has left several thousand people dead, the U.S., U.K., France and Germany continuously hold meetings and make visits in an effort to bring a solution to Ukraine, a sensitivity that is not shown for Syria where 350,000 people have been killed, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said…
While returning to Turkey, Erdoğan spoke to journalists on his presidential plane, questioning world powers’ inactivity and silence on Syria and their intention of continuing the process with Syrian President Bashar Assad in power.
“Aren’t we going to say anything? We expect [the West’s] sensitivity on Ukraine to be shown for Syria and Egypt. A coup took place in Egypt, and these countries supported the coup plotters,” Erdoğan said, criticizing the world’s silence on war-torn Syria.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the “brutal and outrageous” execution-style murders of three Muslim students in North Carolina at the hands of a neighbor who espoused anti-religious views. Obama’s statement came just a day after Erdoğan urged him to take a firm stand against the killing of the Muslims.
“Why are you still keeping silent?” Erdoğan asked, stressing that he has been waiting to hear from Obama on the incident, which he called an “act of cruelty.”
When asked about his words for Obama, Erdoğan said it is for people to judge whether his words were “harsh or mild” and added that if an incident happens in any country, “obviously” the president of that country will be the first to address his words. “For instance, if these murders took place in our country, we would not keep silent for days.
When the U.S. embassy in Ankara was bombed, we did our part and shared all the information, including that on the DHKP/C [Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party–Front] with the U.S. This is what strategic partnership requires, and we expect the same from them,” he said…
WTF? Concern over the Ukraine is largely due to the fact that the Ukraine is very close to Europe in terms of geography.
As for Syria, it your neighbour, not Europe’s. What has the Muslim world done about it? Nothing. Except arm or encourage their favourite side.
And Obama was not quick enough to grovel before the Muslim world? And what does he mean about sharing information? He expects the USA to bring in foreign powers to solve a domestic case with no connection whatsoever to Turkey?
Egypt? There seems to a split of opinion in the Muslim world itself. Naturally we should align ourselves with the new Sultan of Turkey. Perhaps he can become a new Caliph?
Classic overbearing, arrogant blowhard Erdoğan.