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Erdogan stands out against ethnic discrimination

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses during the 9th Turkey Investment Conference held by the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK) in New York, United States on 27 September, 2018 [Kayhan Özer/Anadolu Agency]

Turkish president on Saturday stood out against ethnic discrimination in the country during his visit to southeastern Diyarbakir province.

“Anyone who discriminates on the basis of ethnicity in our country will have to face us first,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the football stadium in Diyarbakir.

Erdogan said it is not possible to serve the people by helping those who have treacherous aims for the region.

“We are not working to exploit Diyarbakir, but working to construct, develop, boost and provide peace and welfare to Diyarbakir,” Erdogan stressed.

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