ByPamela Geller on November 27, 2015
ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTU.S. President Barack Obama extends his hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015
A world leader is finally saying what we have been reporting since the election of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as Prime Minister of Turkey (and now he is President). Erdogan has undermined a near-century of Ataturk’s secular rule and hurled Turkey back to the age of the primitive.
It speaks to the disorder of the world that this courageous statement is not being made by the American president, but by the Russian president. Even more macabre, Turkish President Erdogan is Obama’s “most favorite” and “trusted” foreign leader.
It’s not that Obama won’t say what Putin says, it’s that Obama supports the systematic destruction of freedoms in the cause of Islam.
- See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/11/putin-says-turkeys-leaders-back-islamization-of-turkish-society-agencies.html/#sthash.WL8skm55.dpuf“Putin says Turkey’s leaders back ‘Islamisation’ of Turkish society: agencies,” Reuters, November 25, 2015
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Turkey’s political leaders had been encouraging the Islamisation of Turkish society, something he said was a problem, Russian agencies quoted him as saying.
Speaking a day after Turkey shot down one of Moscow’s jets, Putin said:
“The problem is not the tragedy we witnessed yesterday,” the TASS news agency quoted him as saying.
“The problem is much deeper. We observe … that the current Turkish leadership over a significant number of years has been pursuing a deliberate policy of supporting the Islamisation of their country.”
Putin also said that an S-300 air defense system would be sent to Russia’s air base in Syria, Interfax and other agencies reported. The Defense Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that Russia would send an S-400 system to the base.
In a separate statement to agencies, Russia’s Defense Ministry said that the second pilot of the downed SU-24 jet was safe and had returned to Russia’s air base in Syria.
(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn)