Turkey's Erdogan says: 'No country thinks of Turks as invaders'

In Syria, Iraq, N.Africa, the Balkans, no one mentions Turks alongside invasion, oppression, or massacres, says president

Turkey's Erdogan says: 'No country thinks of Turks as invaders'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that far from being seen as invaders, people in Syria, Iraq, other Middle Eastern countries, North Africa, and the Balkans remember Turkish people from history as being “truehearted”.

Speaking in Ankara at a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the passing of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Erdogan said that Turkey never had designs on the lands of other countries.

"Today, visit anywhere in Syria, Iraq, North Africa, the Middle East or the Balkans, and ask the people there their opinions of Turkey, and you will see no one mentions colony, invasion, oppression or massacres alongside Turkey," Erdogan said.

"Instead, you hear the symbolic call, 'Truehearted Turks here again!’" the president said, adding that Turkish people accept all people living in the same land as brothers and sisters without any discrimination based on religion or race.

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2016, 16:21
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