No, Wilders did not call him an insolent Muselputz in return. And thatÂ “negative us-against-them climate” Â in Europe is not developing because of Wilders, but because of Â Islam, which divides the world in believers vs unbelievers.
Turkish President Calls Wilders IslamophobeÂ (via GoV)
Gul & Tilt
Turkish President Abdullah GÃ¼l has called Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders an islamophobe. In an interview with Dutch mass-circulation daily De Telegraaf, President GÃ¼l said Mr Wilders represents an extreme voice, which feeds radicals.”
He continued, saying because of Wilders “a negative us-against-them climate is developing in the whole of Europe, which is laying the foundation for ethnic religious discrimination.” Nevertheless, the president said he would shake the hand of the leader of the anti-Islam party if he met him.
Why Wilders should meet with him beats me….
Gul is on yet another begging trip:
President GÃ¼l is in the Netherlands on a three-day trip in the coming week to mark 400 years of relations between Turkey and the Netherlands at the invitation of the Dutch government.
A number of months ago, Mr Wilders said President GÃ¼l was not welcome in the Netherlands as far as he was concerned. In 2010, Turkey decided not to receive a parliamentary delegation which included Wilders. At the time, a Turkish spokesperson said that Wilders was “such a fascist that besides in Turkey, he would not be welcome in other European capitals.”
In response, Geert Wilders has indicated that President GÃ¼l’s comments do not bother him. “Turkish humour: Christian-teaser, Kurd-basher, Hamas-friend and Islamist GÃ¼l complaining about tolerance.”