President Recep Erdogan was on a trip to Mexico when he decided to provide America with an opportunity to receive his words of wisdom. Actually, he did make a good point by noting the silence of President Obama, Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry over the murder of three Muslims on the University of North Carolina campus. He described the silence as “telling.” Erdogan went on to blast American leaders. “If you stay silent when faced with an incident like this, and don’t make a statement, the world will stay silent towards you.” His point is well taken although I don’t think that foreign ministers in countries issue statements about murders in their nation. The President definitely should have said something, after all, he made several comments about the murder of black men.
However, when President Erdogan pontificates about silence concerning murder of the innocent, he opens up comments about his own silences.
1. He has been very silent about confronting ISIS. He refused to aid Kurd soldiers fighting them.
2. He has been very silent concerning prejudice against Kurds in his nation.
3. He is the chief of silence when it comes to the topic of genocide against Armenians during World War I.
For each statement Obama makes about human rights how about one from Erdogan