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Erdogan threatens Europeans ‘will not be able to walk safely on the streets’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude.

Turkey has been embroiled in a row with Germany and the Netherlands over the barring of campaign appearances by Turkish officials seeking to drum up support for an April referendum on boosting the powers of the Turkish president.

“If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets. We, as Turkey, call on Europe to respect human rights and democracy,” Erdogan said at event for local journalists in Ankara, according to Reuters.

Now, some mean people may claim that the Turkish president incites his people to commit violent actions against Europeans.

And furthermore, as someone noted on Twitter: every time Erdogan opens his mouth, thousands of tourists flock to Greece.

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  1. This is nothing less than a veiled threat. Actually, the veil has come off.

  2. People do not like being threatened and although Sterling does not buy as many Euro’s as it once did, I think that a lot of Brits will have their 2 weeks in the sun in Greece this year, rather than Turkey. For other citizens in the Eurozone who want a nice inexpensive holiday – I would hope that they would also favour Greece over Turkey, I do.

  3. Giaourti Giaourtaki

    First time ever he’s not totally gone nuts, instead he’s totally right but the hidden truth in this is that it’s the same for “Turks” also as no streets are safe, “safe streets” get delivered only by billions of dead cars, since 1945 100 million got slaughtered through “accidents” or like Donald Kraut would say, not very safe at all.
    May be – after reaching “Mein Kampf”‘s chapters that were just too weird to him and he got bored to death by it – he read in his holy book that cars are not god-send but sin.
    Hopefully he can convince other religious bumphuccs also to take a closer look and see that modern civilization is sin, no cars, no planes, no computer and no smart-phones are allowed but heretics can’t read.
    And he thinks that his embassies are safe?

  4. After yesterday’s events in London, him saying “told you so”, would not be a wise thing to do. Has he send his condolences yet or do we now get the usual dribble of “you never send us any condolences after an attack on us” (which Europe always has send)?