Posted on April 11, 2018

Erdogan Calls on EU Citizens of Turkish Origin to Infiltrate Political Parties and Take Power

Diversity Macht Frei, April 11, 2018

The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on citizens of Turkish origin in EU states to extend their political influence. “Personally take responsibilities in political parties and political mechanisms,” said Erdogan on Tuesday in an appeal “to my citizens in Europe”. {snip}

The goal must be to push back the influence of organisations like the banned Kurdish Workers Party PKK or the far-left DHKP-C in Europe. {snip}

Erdogan asked citizens of Turkish origin to learn the language of the country they were living in and get to know the social environment there. At the same time he called on them: “Never make concessions on your mother tongue, your faith and your solidarity with one another.” He added: “Your fatherland remains for you.”