BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – A Turkish political official with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) claimed on Tuesday that Turkey is the “only friend” the Kurds have in this world.
Omer Celik, the spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s governing Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), on Tuesday, rejected claims that Turkey was a threat to Kurds and said that Turkey was the Kurds’ “only friend.”
“No one can teach the Republic of Turkey lessons about protecting our Kurdish brothers,” he began.
“The Republic of Turkey is the biggest, even the only friend of the Kurds”, Celik told reporters, as quoted by Anadolu.
He then rejected any accusations leveled at Turkey and concerns over its treatment of Kurds.
“Those who tell Turkey ‘don’t touch Kurds’ should look in the mirror and remember their oppression of Kurds”, Celik emphasized.