Erdogan denounces 'massacres' committed against Muslims in India

By AFP
Published: February 27, 2020
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Turkish president lashes out during a speech in Ankara after violence broke between mobs of Hindus and Muslims. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Turkish president lashes out during a speech in Ankara after violence broke between mobs of Hindus and Muslims. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit out on Thursday against “massacres” of Muslims in India after communal riots in New Delhi left at least 33 dead.

“India right now has become a country where massacres are widespread. What massacres? Massacres of Muslims? By who? Hindus,” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara after violence broke out this week between mobs of Hindus and Muslims over a citizenship law.

Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 34 people.

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The unrest is the latest bout of violence over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s citizenship law, which triggered months of demonstrations that turned deadly in December.

Erdogan’s growing fame as ‘mediator’ and a ‘peace maker’ is acknowledged worldwide. According to an annual popularity index of world political leaders released by Gallup International in collaboration with Gallup Pakistan, President Erdogan has emerged as the most popular Muslim leader in the world.

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  • Azhar
    Feb 28, 2020 - 1:57AM

    In a world where leaders try to be POLITICALLY correct rather than being truthful and honest, Erdogan has emerged a great leader who doesn’t hesitate to call a spade a spade and doesn’t mince words. He is not afraid of anyone when it comes to defending the Muslim Ummah. his emergence and recognition as the most popular leader of the Islamic world is therefore not surprising at all. Recommend

  • Harini
    Feb 28, 2020 - 12:48PM

    Both sides are dying both communities are warring against each-other . both Hindus and muslins have casualties. Please don’t blame just one community Err where is the Indian PM BTW . He has not be seen for the past couple of days ? Recommend

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