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Turkey’s deplorable record

/ 12:00 AM January 07, 2017

With respect to the recent terror strikes in Ankara, the killing of the Russian ambassador and attacks on the American Embassy, the world would like to know what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has to say.

Turkey, a nation extremely proactive in poking its bruised nose into the internal matters of other countries like Bangladesh and India, forgetting diplomatic norms, needs to pay more attention to its deplorable record on human rights violation and for successfully making the nation a hotbed of radicalism and devastating terror activities.

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A nation that could not provide security to its own people and has committed severe violations of human rights should not be advising others before fixing its own messy and bloody internal affairs.

Turkey’s aspiration of becoming the leader of the Islamic world has reached a huge wall of obstruction, and its aspirations for becoming an EU member have been jeopardized by serious human rights violations and the failure to prevent repeated terror activities on its own soil, causing the death of innocent citizens and now even a foreign envoy.

It is a matter of great shame that a great legacy established by a global leader like Kemal Ataturk is being slowly destroyed under the dictatorial leadership of President Erdogan. Time of serious introspection for a nation that likes interfering with the internal affairs of other sovereign countries!

SAIKAT KUMAR BASU, Apt 6-409, 43 Street South, Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4B3

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