The “interest rate lobby?” Hmm, wonder who that is.
Â “No power but Allah can stop Turkey’s rise,” he told thousands who gathered in the early hours to greet him in the first pro-Erdogan rally since demonstrations began a week ago.
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Erdogan says he opposes violence and hits back at EU critics, saying the bloc has a record of human rights problems too.
Blaming the kaffirs for everything that goes wrong in the caliphate:
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his government opposes violence and is open to “democratic demands” raised by demonstrators whose mass protests have rockedÂ the country.
“What we are against is terrorism, violence, vandalism and actions that threaten others for the sake of freedoms,” Erdogan said in a televised conference in Istanbul on Friday. “I’m open-hearted to anyone with democratic demands.”
Freedom of expression meets the Religion of Peace in Turkey:
More of the same:
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells US Secretary of State John Kerry that Turkey is ‘not a second-class democracy’.