Turkish ruling party spokesman slams Dutch politician

Alaturka Politika Haberleri

By Burcu Calik Gocumlu and Mehmet Sah Yilmaz

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s ruling party spokesman on Sunday slammed Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders for tweeting an insulting cartoon of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Immoral, antihuman and fascist…,” Omer Celik wrote on Twitter in response to the post, along with the hashtag #TerroristGeertWilders.

“While fascists like Geert Wilders attack our president, their intention is to shed the blood of the oppressed in Syria and Libya, and to commit Hitler's cruelty to the Jews in Europe to Muslims,” said Celik of the Justice and Development (AK) Party.

“Our president is not allowing this fascism."

“We will fight against these fascists. We will raise this struggle in the name of humanity. The struggle of our president, which does not allow these fascists, is the struggle with the enemies of humanity,” he added.

Wilders, known for his anti-Islam stance, is the chairman of the Party for Freedom (PVV), and was found guilty of insulting a minority group during his 2014 election campaign in September.

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also denounced racism in Europe.

“When truth spoken to their faces Europe's loser racists showed up again. Trying to exploit Islamophobia and xenophobia. Time has come to stop Europe’s spoiled politicians with fascist mindset,” Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter.

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