October 13, 2012

Turkey condemns UN for inaction in Syria [Turkey Deserves Contempt, Not Syria]

The same government that has savagely murdered thousands of Kurds, bombed innocent civilians in its villages, and locked up journalists who criticized the government's policies is calling for UN intervention in its neighbouring country for "humanitarian" aims. What a joke.

Turkey is not a moral leader. It has no right to speak about freedom and democracy, and the need to protect civilians from state power. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan should first fix his country's problems before lecturing Assad about good governance.

I don't like either men, but at least Assad is not arrogant enough to tell the world to intervene in Turkey to assist the 20 million Kurds living there. The current Turkish government needs to learn some humility and stop its aggression against Syria.