Europe a ‘rotting continent’, says Turkey’s Erdogan

Europe is a “rotting continent” and the “centre of Nazism”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday in his latest withering attack on the European Union in the campaign ahead of a crucial referendum.

His accusations that Europe’s behaviour was reminiscent of the Third Reich have infuriated the European partners of Turkey and raised questions about the future of its bid for EU membership.

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