Fahrettin Altun, Communications Director to the Turkish Presidency, claimed that Erdoğan’s remarks were taken out of context… For a few more votes, Turkey is alienating both New Zealand and Australia…
But one can see how "we will send you home in coffins like your grandfathers" might get misunderstood https://t.co/JsPL8ndtrq
— Nate Schenkkan (@nateschenkkan) March 20, 2019
And what the fck Washington Post is doing?
— Howard Eissenstat (@heissenstat) March 20, 2019
— Kati Piri (@KatiPiri) March 13, 2019
Condemning other governments’ human-rights violations does not absolve Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the gross abuses his own government continues to commit. On the contrary, the current effort to put 16 civil society activists in prison for life places Erdoğan firmly within the ranks of the leaders he decries.