Friday, July 10, 2009

A tragedy, Mr Erdoğan is so utterly stupid

Turkey's prime minister has described ethnic violence in China's Xinjiang region as "a kind of genocide".
"There is no other way of commenting on this event," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
He spoke after a night-time curfew was reimposed in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, where Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese clashed last Sunday.
The death toll from the violence there has now risen from 156 to 184, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reports. More than 1,000 people were injured.
Turkey, a predominantly Muslim country, shares linguistic and religious links with the Uighurs in China's western-most region.
Full BBC-article here.

This is most interesting. What
happened to Armenians in the Ottoman era, thus before the Turkish Republic was founded, Erdoğan Effendi - sic! ha ha ha - would call "a tragedy", and his Magnificent Stupidity would feel insulted by those who would call a genocide a genocide.

What a ... oh, well - to be continued ...

Meanwhile you might like to read some post which are corroborating this post's title.
Cave Cihan, Mr Erdoğan!

Considerably exaggerated

Does article 301 apply to Erdoğan?

Mozart's homage to Erdogan


  1. Alas! Politics doesn't seem to be something for intelligent people in Turkey. (And sometimes one would say the same about my own country...)


  2. Bertus,
    twice d'accord: with your first sentence and - with the one in brackets.
    It's obvious: Stupidity was global, before the word globalisation was coined ...

  3. Politicians are so paradoxical.

    Erdogan is quick to point his finger at Israel and China but his comments about Turkey's malevolent history are closely guarded.

  4. Sean,
    Wrote also today about it since many many newspapers in Europe put it as headlines on their front page...
    We both forget to mention that Erdogan is an expert in genocide. When he visited Sudan, he said their 'this is not genocide' this is a rebellion against the legitime regime in Khartoem.
    FYI: the south of Sudan is full of oil and the people living there are Christians so..they have to be replaced.....Christian lives doesnt count in His Highly Stupidness
    Bertus, Harry Potter, our PM is not that stupid...a little dumb sometimes..)

  5. Omnium, hypocrisy runs a mock in the world politics, certainly Erdogan is no different...... :)

  6. @ Hans,
    Well, let's say Jan-Peter (the Dutch prime minister)is so completely nothing, that he is not even stupid.
    Read the reasons why i think so on my blog (Nederland na Europa / in Dutch).
    But i should say Erdogan is certainly trying to be in the Guinness book of records for something...


  7. There does seem to be an element of inconsistency here Sean!

  8. I know very little about Turkey's politics. To learn more I followed all your links, and I'm certainly not impressed with Mr. Erdogan. But it was fun to hear Fazil Say play Mozart's Turkish March with such flourish. I doubt very much he was celebrating Mr. Erdogan's accomplishments at that moment.:))

    Thank you for your interesting posts. It's a sad fact that intelligence and honesty are absent attributes in most politicians.

  9. Ardent,
    the frog sitting in the well takes its marge for the horizon ...

    I am fully aware of that Mr Erdoğan thinks he's an expert ... :)

    hypocrisy is most politicians' elixir.

    Not sure if your diagnose is right. All I know is Mr Erdoğan suffers from mental incontinence.

    it's said there is but one tiny step from genius to madness. Mr Erdoğan took it. ... :)