Nine troubling statements from Turkey's Erdogan

January 16, 2015 3:03 PM

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Nine troubling statements from Turkey's Erdogan

Addressing a November committee meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul, Erdogan railed against “foreigners” hostile to the Muslim world. “They look like friends, but they want us dead, they like seeing our children die. How long will we stand that fact? I speak openly; foreigners love oil, gold, diamonds, and the cheap labor force of the Islamic world. They like the conflicts, fights and quarrels of the Middle East.”

Erdogan also told the conference “the only condition to overcome the crisis in the Islamic world is unity, solidarity and alliance. Believe me, we can resolve every problem as long as we are united.” He specifically said Muslims together can solve the problems of Palestine, “the bloodshed in Iraq an...

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