Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Turkey: Turkish President tells New Zealand to restore the death penalty or they will make make the country pay.

(Ankara) President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on New Zealand to restore the death penalty for the gunman who killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques, warning that Turkey would make the attacker pay for his act if New Zealand did not. Speaking at a rally ahead of local election Erdogan sent his message to Welligton:

"You heinously killed 50 of our siblings. You will pay for this. If New Zealand doesn't make you, “
His threatening message has been accompanied by replaying the video of the attack that took place last Friday, in which to try and build support for his religious conservative AKP ahead of local elections which will take place on the 31st March. What with the economy in recession, soaring unemployment, and double-digit inflation, Erdogan appears to be using anti-Western rhetoric to galvanize Turkish opinion in the hope that nationalist emotions rather than economic concerns will prevail at the polls.

He has also targeted Australia warning anti-Muslim Australians would suffer the same fate as soldiers in the bloody battle of Gallipoli in World War One The commemoration of which will see thousands of Australians visit Turkey in just five weeks for Anzac Day. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is now advising thousands of Australians, planning to travel to Turkey, to 'exercise a high degree of caution'.