Turkish president claims Muslims discovered America 300 years before Columbus

November 16, 2014 6:49 PM

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Turkish president claims Muslims discovered America 300 years before Columbus

Muslim sailors reached the Americas more than 300 years before Christopher Columbus, suggested Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday.

Addressing an audience of Muslim leaders from South America at a summit in Istanbul, Erdogan claimed that the link between Islam and Latin America dates as far back as the early 12th century.

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