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Turkey aide slams US former advisor for hate speech

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey on 15 May 2019 [Erçin Top/Anadolu Agency
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey on 15 May 2019 [Erçin Top/Anadolu Agency]

An aide to Turkey’s president responded to remarks by Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, who disrespected the Turkish leader, as reported on Anadolu Agency. 

Ibrahim Kalin said the hatred against President Recep Tayyib Erdogan is because he defends the oppressed and exposes racism.

“Steve Bannon, the new guru of the racist and extremist movements in the West, calls President Erdogan ‘the most dangerous guy in the world’ while preaching hatred & warmongering,” Kalin wrote on Twitter. “Why? Because Erdogan unmasks their racist hypocrisy & defends the oppressed.”

Bannon, a former special adviser to US President Donald Trump, made the comments during a forum.

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