Journalists, Armenians, gays are ‘representatives of sedition,’ Erdoğan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued his salvoes against a number of his critics including journalists, Armenians and members of the LGBTI community ahead of the June 7 general elections, accusing them of supporting the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

“Their biggest ally is Doğan Media*. The Armenian lobby, homosexuals and those who believe in ‘Alevism without Ali’ – all these representatives of sedition are [the HDP’s] benefactors,” Erdoğan said during an address to citizens in the eastern province of Bingöl on June 3…

*Doğan Media: They own the liberal paper and site Hürriyet, from which this report is taken.  

The coming election on June 7 is agitating his conspiratorial outlook.

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