Erdogan: Do those who support Syrian regime value human life?

Friday, 04 December 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday asked if a regime that kills its own citizens or those that support it value human life, in an apparent reference to Syria and Russia.

Speaking during the commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Erodgan said: “Can a regime that killed 380,000 of its citizens with chemical and traditional weapons and displaced 12 million others have any relation to humanity? Can those who provide unconditional support to this regime, regardless of its massacres, and make every blatant effort to keep the regime in power, give value to human life?”

“Do you believe that those who kill children, civilians and innocent individuals standing in line for bread, under the pretext of combating Daesh, have a sense of humanity?” he asked.

The Turkish president noted that those with disabilities make up 10 per cent of the world’s population, according to UN statistics, pointing out that those with disabilities make up 13.3 per cent of Turkey’s population.

Erdogan stressed the Turkey is continuing its efforts to provide the conditions that allow for individuals with disabilities to rely on themselves and not remain in need of assistance and to provide more opportunities for them to work.

Source: Middle East Monitor.


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