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QUOTES BY TURKISH PRESIDENT

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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When statements and comments are made, they know they can’t back out!

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Here are just a few words of ‘wisdom’ from

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers

Erdogan

There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it

Erdogan Erdogan

Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb were not and never will be Jewish sites

Erdogan

Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism

Erdogan

If we look at history, we will see that regimes which persecute [their people] do not remain standing

Erdogan

My own daughters weren't able to study in Turkey because of their headscarves, so they went to the United States

Erdogan

This (presidential) system will not bear any resemblance to dictatorships under the same name in Africa and Asia, (It) will be unique to Turkey, it will be like a bee making honey, taking something from every flower and giving us a taste of a truly different honey

Erdogan

We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook

Erdogan

I went back in British history. Some 204 people died there after a mine collapsed in 1838. In 1866, 361 miners died in Britain. In an explosion in 1894, 290 people died there...These are usual things

Erdogan

According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background

Erdogan

It is not a process of bargaining or give-and-take. The peace process is not about giving concessions. We will not allow any step which would hurt the memories of our martyrs

Erdogan

We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic. There is now a scourge that is called Twitter. The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society. They came to me with this case of Twitter ignoring case of smeared housewife. I said, let's solve this

Erdogan

Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized

Erdogan

They cry press freedom, but (the raids) have nothing to do with it, we have no concern about what the EU might say, whether the EU accepts us as members or not, we have no such concern. Please keep your wisdom to yourself

Erdogan

Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made: In the Middle East and in the Muslim world, suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US

Erdogan

Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable

Erdogan

The whole world is an open, free market. No state can exist without the others

Erdogan

What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic

Erdogan

There are people who say that "Gül can't be my president". These people don't have good manners and they should renounce their Turkish citizenship foremost this man will be chosen democratically by the people

Erdogan

We won't allow the people to be devoured by YouTube, Facebook or others


Erdogan

I take the debate on the method of promoting democracy seriously


Erdogan

We are against the majority tyrannizing the minority. But we are definitely against the minority tyrannizing the majority

Erdogan

Paramount is the need to secure human rights. The form of rule should be such that the citizen does not have to fear the State, but gives it direction and confidently participates in its administration

Erdogan

Even as we ought to accept that each country would progress with a different method and speed toward that goal, the standard for the expected end-state should not be lowered

Erdogan

Forsake Alcohol, eat grapes instead


Erdogan

I don't want to use the term "nuclear weapons" because those people in Iran who have authority say they are not building nuclear weapons. I make an appeal to the countries who do have nuclear weapons. They don't consider them a nuclear threat. But let's say a country that doesn't have nuclear weapons gets involved in building them, then they are told by those that already have nuclear weapons that they oppose. Where is the justice in that?

Erdogan

I should like to repeat what I stated recently in the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia: It won't be the religion, but rather the world-view of some of its followers that shall be made current

Erdogan

The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause

Erdogan

Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization

Erdogan

There is an attempt to tarnish Turkey by using press freedom when it is in fact measures taken against terrorism, i dispute this. Nowhere in Europe or in other countries is there a media that is as free as the press in Turkey

Erdogan

We are seeing with great grief that America remains quiet as Turkey struggles against terrorism. Because there were promises given to us, and they need to be kept. If not, we can take care of our own business

Erdogan

Invariably, also a Palestinian state should live side by side with Israel within recognized and secure borders and the security and prosperity of the Palestinian people must be guaranteed

Erdogan

There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization

Erdogan

In this context, social consensus, and institutions that embody this consensus, must be made effective in order for democratization not to be abused as a provisional instrument to establish an anti-democratic regime

Erdogan

If during their education our youths become alienated from their language, history, ancestors, culture and civilization, it means there is a very serious educational problem there

Erdogan

In Turkey the religious minorities have more rights than they do in Europe


Erdogan

I regard the endorsement of both the objective and a method - which can differ from one country to another- of democratization by the parties in the region as a basic requisite of democratization in the Middle East

Erdogan

A lasting solution to this problem will have an exceptionally positive influence foremost on the peoples of Palestine and Israel, as well as on the region and the international community

Erdogan

You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature. They were created differently. Their nature is different. She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times

Erdogan

As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed

Erdogan

The knife in the hand of a murderer kills, but if you give it to a doctor he will heal with it

Erdogan

However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone

Erdogan

It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry

Erdogan

Our religion has defined a position for women - motherhood. Some people can understand this, while others can't. You cannot explain this to feminists because they don't accept the concept of motherhood

Erdogan

When there is no such thing as religious culture and moral education, serious social problems such as drug addiction and racism fill the gap

Erdogan

The US and the European Union needs to help in the translation of the demand for democracy into a political will

Erdogan

It is essential that policy instruments be developed that would firmly establish democratization on the basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds

Erdogan

Obviously some states are allowed to have weapons of mass destruction while others are not

Erdogan

My visit to the United States has also given me the opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples, scholars and businessmen

Erdogan

Therefore, the question is not whether such democratization is possible, but instead how to meet the yearning of the masses in the Middle East for democracy; in other words, how to achieve democratization in the Middle East

The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society

Erdogan

FITS OF LAUGHTER WARNING!!

A TRUE CLASSIC TO EMBARRASS OFFICIALS


Muslim sailors arrived in America in 1178.  Muslims had reached the Americas first and the religion of Islam was widespread


As Muslims we have never sided with terror or massacres: racism, hate speech, Islamophobia are behind these massacres


The culprits are clear, the French citizens undertook this massacre and Muslims were blamed for it

Erdogan

Christians are Muslims but have not recognised this themselves as they are the wrong kind of Muslims that don’t know it

a woman who rejects motherhood is ‘deficient’ and ‘incomplete’ as a woman

Erdogan Erdogan

About women-

By working,  she ‘is denying her femininity’

You can, as a Turk, deny his ever having said such stupidy, however, they were said and often in front of TV or packed audiences.  We have not even published some of the things he is credited for saying privately, as they truly are beyond belief for any grown, man or woman, to have said!.


Well done Turkey for tolerating this imbecile as your president, robbing the state blindly, involved with Daesh and terrorism and taking Turkey back to the dark ages where men like Erdogan could rule as a barbaric imoral individual.