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Turkish President slams West: Care about Syrians as much as gay weddings

Written by Agenda Florida

ANKARA, TR (AP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Western countries, saying they care more about gay and animal rights than the fate of conflict-stricken Syrians.

Addressing a large crowd Friday in northwest Turkey, Erdogan also accused the West of possessing a mindset “remnant of slavery and colonialism.”

His latest anti-Western outburst came amid a standoff with the European Union over its demand that Turkey amend its anti-terrorism laws to secure visa-free travel in Europe for Turks.

Erdogan said: “Shame on those who don’t show sensitivity … to the women and children who reach out to them for help.”

He added: “Shame on those who deny the sensitivity they show to … the whales, the seals and the turtles in the sea to 23 million Syrians.”

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