Show me your friends and I’ll show you who you are (and what you are). President Obama named Prime Minister Erdogan as one of his most trusted foreign allies. Obama said that the “friendships and the bonds of trust” that he has been able to forge are “precisely, or is a big part of, what has allowed us to execute effective diplomacy.” “That’s part of the reason we’ve been able to forge these close working relationships and gotten a whole bunch of stuff done.” Yes, Obama, you have worked wonders with Putin, Netanyahu, Morsi, Eastern European countries.
The enemedia never calls him out on talking such trash. Erdogan has dragged Turkey kicking and screaming back into a dark, airless Islamic state.
Erdogan shutting twitter down strikes at the heart of those standing for freedom in Turkey. All of my intel comes from my people in Turkey via twitter.
“Turkish PM Erdoğan defends ban on Twitter,” Hurriyet Daily News, March 25, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan defended his government’s ban on Twitter in a rally on March 25, while also calling on people not to write anything on the ballots.
“They are making up things about me, that’s for sure.”
Addressing a rally of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) supporters in the northern city of Kastamonu, Erdoğan accused several accounts held on Twitter of violating the personal rights of many people, including himself and his ministers by delivering fake voice recordings, allegedly belonging to him and other officials.
“We are not against the use of advanced technology, but unlawful use of it is not acceptable,” said Erdoğan. Erdoğan also urged people not to write anything on the ballots, saying it would make their votes invalid. He also accused the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen’s movement of being against the Kurdish peace process.
PM accuses Gülen
Erdoğan said the prosecutors linked to Gülen had released accounts of talks between Turkish officials and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, and had attempted to arrest the chief of the Turkish Intelligence Agency (MİT).
Erdoğan also alleged that MİT officials were manhandled by gendarmerie as an MİT truck was stopped on its way to Syria last month: “The MİT personnel were forced to lie down and were kicked by several officers, even the security officers of a foreign army would not do that, but the ‘parallel state’ did,” he said.
Touching upon the downing of a Syrian warplane by Turkish F-16 jets on March 23, Erdoğan claimed that it was “interesting” the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader reacted to it before the Syrian regime.
“The CHP leader defends the Baath regime because they are not different,” said Erdoğan.
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