Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan feels that Europeans are treating their Muslim citizens and immigrants badly.
“The Jews were treated the same in the past,” Erdogan said Wednesday. “Europe is heading towards being drowned in its own fears.”
The Turkish president spoke after weeks of increasing tension with Western European countries following the refusal of Germany and the Netherlands to allow Turkish cabinet minister speak to voters in favor of constitutional changes that would strengthen Erdogan’s hold.
“The spirit of fascism is running wild on the streets of Europe,” Erdogan said following the Dutch decision to block Turkish ministers from holding events in support of the reforms. “Turkophobia is mounting. Islamophobia is mounting. They are even scared of migrants who take shelter.”