Erdogan rallies ‘European Turks’ in Bosnia; invokes Ottoman references, says will protect Muslims

Erdogan rallies ‘European Turks’ in Bosnia; invokes Ottoman references, says will protect Muslims
(Image: Screen grab of Reuters video via Daily Mail)

[Ed. – He’s out of control.  Not clear if the pendulum can be pushed back in the other direction, but if he can stand on European soil and give “fiery speeches” like this, it’s certainly harder to argue that the Greeks, Serbs, and Russians mustn’t do what they’ve got to do.  Either NATO puts Erdogan back in his box, or someone else will.]

  • Thousands of Turks came from Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, and from across the Balkans for the rally

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims across Europe to support him as he delivered a fiery address to around 15,000 people in Bosnia on Sunday. …

‘Are you ready to demonstrate to the whole world the strength of European Turks? Are you ready to give the terrorist organisations and their local and foreign henchmen an Ottoman slap?’, he said, while rallying against his critics, including the PKK Kurdish guerrillas.

Erdogan also took a swipe at European countries that refused to let him campaign on their territory, as he urged expatriate Turks to vote for him and his ruling AK Party in elections next month.

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