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Erdogan To West: Care About Syrians As Much As Gay Weddings

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, May 12, 2016. Erdogan says his country is gearing up to "clear" the Syrian side of its frontier in response to cross-border fire from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Posted: May 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Western countries, saying they care more about gay and animal rights than the fate of conflict-stricken Syrians.
Addressing a large crowd Friday in northwest Turkey, Erdogan also accused the West of possessing a mindset “remnant of slavery and colonialism.”
His latest anti-Western outburst came amid a standoff with the European Union over its demand that Turkey amend its anti-terrorism laws to secure visa-free travel in Europe for Turks.
Erdogan said: “Shame on those who don’t show sensitivity … to the women and children who reach out to them for help.”
He added: “Shame on those who deny the sensitivity they show to … the whales, the seals and the turtles in the sea to 23 million Syrians.”