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Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu: All European journalists are racists, the media lies

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu criticises Europe, claiming, ‘Your journalists are racist, the press lies. It’s all the same system; they all have the same mentality as Wilders. 100  percent of the system is under control.’

On Saturday, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was in Antalya, campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote in upcoming referendum.

He stressed that Turkey should not be condemned to instability, noting that in the past 93 years Turkey has had 65 separate governments, compared to just 45 in 225 years in America.

After stating that politicians in Europe had asked him whether the president had the power to dissolve parliament, he continued, “It’s true that he can do this in the existing system. But in the new system, if the president dissolves parliament, new presidential elections must be held. Do you know that? They say ‘It isn’t reported in our media.’ Your media lies. They continuously take order from above and attack Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey and Muslims.

Your journalists are racists, your media lies. It’s all the same system; they all have the same mentality as Wilders. 100 percent of the system is under control. They are controlled by a system that says, ‘Let’s be populist to increase sales.’ They always say that the press is free in Europe. The media is not free! The system is 100 percent controlled in most European countries. No matter whether they come from the left or right all the headlines about Turkey are the same. Is it coincidence? They are prepared in the same center and served to all newspapers. They all serve the same purpose!”

Ebru Aksay

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