WTF? I advised Obama on healthcare reform, Erdoğan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has revealed that he once advised Barack Obama to undertake healthcare reforms in the United States following a request by American tourists in Turkey, but his U.S. counterpart “could only solve the issue partly” due to “a negative reflex.”

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a health complex in Ankara on March 18, Erdoğan revealed more details about his “counselling” of President Obama on healthcare issues before stressing that other countries had tried to replicate the success of the Turkish model.

“Once I attended the Friday prayer at the Sultanahmet Mosque [Blue Mosque in Istanbul]. There were tourists. Some of them knew that I would be visiting the United States the following week. They asked me how we could be so successful in healthcare and wanted me to tell about it to Obama,” Erdoğan said.

“Indeed, I then talked about the issue with Mr. Obama. Of course, the negative reflex there [in the U.S.] made it really hard for Mr. Obama,” he added, noting that the U.S. president “could only solve the problem partly.”

Erdoğan said officials of European countries also visit Turkey to study the healthcare system…


He says this as though it was something to brag about.

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  • seaoh

    “Once I attended the Friday prayer at the Sultanahmet Mosque [Blue Mosque in Istanbul]. There were tourists. Some of them knew that I would be visiting the United States the following week. They asked me how we could be so successful in healthcare and wanted me to tell about it to Obama,” Erdoğan said.

    Yes because soooo many millions of sick and dying people, from all over the world, are flying to Turkey for theIR world renowned health care

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      There is no polio in those countries.
      Younes al-salki cured them all.

    • Frau Katze

      Erdogan is turning into a megalomaniac. He’s losing touch with reality.

      • Jason

        That’s exactly what I was just thinking; I’m starting to wonder whether he is becoming mentally ill, frankly. Or maybe he always was and it’s just getting worse with time – boxers can get brain damage so why not the carpet kissers?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Something to brag about.
    I can hear Edith Prickley (of SCTV) saying,” Hah!.”

  • lgeubank

    Erdoğan has an excuse; he lives in a primitive (somewhat) country. Obama is just a primitive person with a primitive mentality.