Turkish PM turns his racism to Armenians

Turkish PM turns his racism to Armenians


norman lebrecht

August 06, 2014

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has exposed his racial contempt for Armenians, a resident minority who were massacred by his country in the world’s first state genocide 99 years ago.

Here’s what Erdogan said: ‘I was called a Georgian. I apologize for this, but they even said [something] worse: They called me an Armenian.’

This man needs to be put into international isolation.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan


  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    I was in Yerevan in May and they are already preparing for the 100th anniversary of the Turkish genocide when over one million Armenians were massacred.

    President Hollande laid a beautiful wreath at the hill top memorial overlooking the city.

  • sdReader says:

    Indeed he does, Norman.