Erdoğan attacking France:: France’s colonial past and its institutional racism are the cause of violent protests and riots


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday that France’s colonial past and institutional racism were the cause of violent protests and riots in the country.

After a government meeting, Erdoğan expressed his concern that the recent events in France would lead to further oppression of Muslims and immigrants, after a 17-year-old young man of Algerian origin was shot dead by a policeman during a traffic check.

Erdoğan also compared the death of hundreds of immigrants at the end of June off the Greek coast, to the death of the five rich people who dived to see the Titanic, saying that the media’s focus on the recent incident is a sign of the arrogant, inhuman colonial mentality based on white supremacy, noting that two Of the five dead, two were Pakistanis.

The Turkish president considered that this racism exists especially in countries known for their colonial past, where cultural racism has turned into institutional racism, which is the cause of the events in France.

“Of course, we don’t tolerate looting of shops and justice cannot be demanded through unrest in the streets,” Erdoğan continued, “but it’s clear that the authorities must also draw lessons from this social explosion”.

The Turkish president often condemns “Islamophobia”, which he considered to be prevalent in France.

Erdoğan added, “Unfortunately, most of the immigrants who are condemned to live in slums, under systematic persecution, are Muslims”.

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