Erdogan slams international media over lack of coverage of France protests
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that no one can lecture Turkey on democracy, human rights and freedom.
"Those who pretended to support human rights during the Gezi protests in Turkey are now 'blind, deaf, and mute' to the protests in Paris,” Erdoğan said at a meeting of the Justice and Development (AK) Party headquarters in Ankara on International Human Rights Day.
"You set the world on fire during Gezi protests. Why? Is it because here was Turkey? Let's broadcast likewise," Erdogan said, while calling on the world to broadcast visuals and footages of Paris protests.
Erdogan said the stance against defeated coup attempt in 2016, and brotherhood that Turkey shows for millions of refugees are enough to acquit Turkey on human rights and democracy.
"From now on, Turkey is definitely not the place where one could find problems regarding democracy and human rights," he added.
"No one can lecture our country on democracy, human rights and freedom," Anadolu Agency cited Erdogan as saying.