REPORT: Turkey’s Erdogan Slams Trump
Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw some harsh criticisms at the Trump administration just two weeks after he met with the POTUS in the Oval Office.
In an aggressive and angry speech, Erdogan “aired a lengthy list of grievances against the Trump administration,” and according to a translation from Washington Hatti, Erdogan whined about the fact that the State Department decided to end their annual celebration of Ramadan.
Erdogan also attacked the Trump administration for refusing to extrude Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric in exile in Pennsylvania.
Also on Erdogan’s menu of complaints is the Pentagon’s recent decision to arm the YPG, a Kurdish rebel group helping the U.S. military fight against ISIS in Syria.
The Turkish government considers both YPG and the Gulen movement to be terrorist groups.
“What is the goal of giving ammunition and big weapons to terror groups that can decorate one big army? Nobody should deceive anyone. The reason it to divide Turkey,” Erdogan said at the event.
“From now on, if we see a smallest attack coming from Syria on our territory, we will not look at right, or left but to do whatever is necessary,” he continued.
“We know what those who smile at our face to do in our back.”
You can read the full report here.