Erdogan’s accusations against Europe have taken a new turn of events with Angela Merkel warning the Turkish President to stop taunting the continent at once. Erdogan has fuelled up his Nazi taunts against Europe since he began last week after the Netherlands banned a Turkish minister’s campaign rally in the country. This was later exacerbated by his revelation of the Islamic plan to conquer Europe by outbreeding its native population.
Erdogan fell down to the level of a frustrated liberal anti-Trump protestor after accusing Europe of being “Fascist and cruel” after European countries banned Turkish demonstrations because, as common sense dictates, Turkey is not Europe. Yet Erdogan seems oblivious to this geographical and cultural fact, and has taken up a triggered rampage because he didn’t get his way.
Volker Bouffier, a senior ally of Merkel, said that the Turkish President is not welcome in Germany. It is yet unclear whether this would become official, upon which the row will escalate to a more serious diplomatic issue.
On a more positive note, it is good to see Merkel not caving in to Islamic or left-wing pressure and defending the right of European countries to prohibit rallies or demonstrations linked to a foreign political issue. She has taken the correct decision by making it clear that migrants to Europe do not require demonstrations by Turkish ministers regarding a political issue increasing turbulence in Turkey. If they desire to take part in this issue, they are more than welcome to return to Turkey, but living in Europe would mean being involved in local political issues.
While many European officials stated the tolerant nature of Europe, which itself is open to interpretation as many voters feel disheartened by tolerance taken too far, they still had the courage to mention that their countries are not stupid enough to allow foreign political issues to raise turbulence in their own countries. While this self-awareness did not extend to a stronger borders policy, one can still express some gratitude towards this decision.