Racism from Turkey

Ethel C. Fenig
Calling Jesse Jackson Senior! Calling Al Sharpton! Here is a legitimate opportunity to go beyond the borders of the United States and call out a country's leader for racism.  Turkey, the crossroads between two continents, straddles southeastern Europe and far western Asia.  Although its population is mainly Muslim, ethnically they are not Arabs but mainly Turkish; about a fifth are Kurdish. Most are white. One of President Barack Obama's (D) colleagues in the international arena, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, "described (by Obama) as one of the few leaders with whom he has developed bonds of trust"  has uttered a racist remark against black people; that they're not as good as white people. According to Michael Rubin of Commentary: Criticizing Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the center-left and secular Republican Peoples Party (CHP), Erdoğan declared, "Kılıçdaroğlu is striving every bit he can to raise himself from the level of a...(Read Full Post)

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