Turkey slams French magazine slandering Erdogan


Turkish presidential aide on Thursday slammed Le Point, a French magazine, for its cover branding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an “eradicator”.

“It is clear why they [the French] attack our president [Recep Tayyip Erdogan]. They are in panic as their game was spoiled and their pawn in Syria, PKK [/YPG terror group], suffered a heavy blow,” Kalin wrote on Twitter.

The French magazine, slandering Turkey on “ethnic cleansing,” is in a country, he said, referring to France, “which colonized Algeria, Gabon, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Congo, Tunisia, the Comoros, Madagascar, Djibouti, Mali, Benin, Chad and Morocco, massacred thousands, engaged in slave trade, and turned a blind eye to the Rwanda massacre”.

“Your days of colonialism are over,” Kalin said, and stressed that the Kurds are not and will not be their proxy.

Newsweekly Le Point this week put Erdogan on its cover with the label “eradicator” and “ethnic cleansing”.

On Oct. 9, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.
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