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.

  • PaulW

    Actually, it’s a masterful negotiating technique considering who he’s dealing with – wimpy, beta EU leaders. “Oh, Recep, you were definitely out of line there, you big, bad boy, you! Do that again and you’re definitely getting EU membership.”

  • Alain

    He is correct about the rot at least in Western Europe. The same rot however exists throughout the West, just more advanced in Western Europe. When it comes to nazism one would be hard pressed to beat Islam for that title.

  • Ed

    This reminds me. Turkey season opens April 25th in Ontario…

    • I need to check the opening date here.

    • LairdKintyre

      Well Mr Trump limes hunting. Maybe he can aim some missles at the big bull Turkey himself.

    • mauser 98

      a week ago for me

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Turkey is aptly named.

    • LairdKintyre

      Garbagestan would be more fitting

  • LairdKintyre

    You are right Mr Pres. Europe is rotting. But the reason it is rotting is because of the stinking human floatsom largely you have been sending there.

    • LairdKintyre

      Europe for Europeans. Turkey, take back your rotting stinking garbage.

    • Alain

      I have to disagree some what. It was the internal rot that opened the gates to the barbarians and even now refuses to do anything about it.

  • Shebel

    In this New Age— we need a new ” DEFINITION” for all these new and old words that are tossed around. ie: Nazism

    White Privilege

    There are more. We could start with these.

    • Alain

      I fear that the definitions according to those throwing the words around at the drop of a hat is always moving. You can never pin it down. To make matter worse they are constantly inventing new words, such as islamophobia, homophobia, etc. , all of which simply means anyone they don’t like can be called one of these or the whole lot.

      • Shebel

        YOU don’t pin it down.
        Make the ones USING the Words –pin it down.

        The Ones that use the Words
        Will Never Pin it Down.

  • Shebel

    Is cutting the beak of a turkey the same as cutting the clitoris of a female?
    When you are a fucking Turk.
    Just wondering.

  • Shebel

    I never could find anything about the fucking Turks that was even remotely Admirable.
    I am looking at this with an open mind—- but– there is really Nothing.
    They are all pigs.

  • Shebel

    I consider being called a nasty name

    by a Turk—–to be a Compliment.