Erdogan Vows to Honor 6-Year-old Girl if She's Martyred

Mar 02, 2018, 01:33
Erdogan Vows to Honor 6-Year-old Girl if She's Martyred

"Take us to Afrin!", a reference to Turkey's military operation in Afrin in northwest Syria, against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), deemed as terrorists by the Turkish government.

The controversial episode happened as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was addressing a provincial congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the southern province of Gaziantep on Saturday. We have our maroon berets as well, but maroon berets never cry.

He pointed to a Turkish flag folded in her pocket, the report said.

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The young girl appeared to be sobbing as Erdogan told the audience if she died in battle she'd be honoured.

"Look, look, what is there", Erdogan said in the video which is converted from Turkish to English.

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Nationalist sentiment, including dressing children in military uniforms, has been high as Turkey clashes with Syrian Kurds.

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Children have been increasingly spotted at Turkish nationalist events.

In a freakish act of propaganda, while urging the nation to be ready for mobilization, the Turkish leader invited a small girl in military uniform onstage and assured the sobbing child she would receive state honors if killed.

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"Mr. Erdogan's opponents criticize him for using the funerals of dead soldiers and children for highly politicized speeches".

Maybe martyrdom isn't the best way to console a crying child.

The Turkish president has appeared in a freaky video in which he assures a sobbing child in military uniform that she would get state honours if killed while fighting. Her lips trembling, she stood ramrod-straight as she gave a military-style salute.

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