Friday, 25 February 2011

Reminder: Erdogan Recently Received a Human Rights Award from Gaddafi

In December 2010, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan received the Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights from the Libyan government. When accepting the award he said "Islamophobia is a crime against humanity, adding that no one can attack things that are sacred to Muslims using freedom of expression as an excuse."

The political opposition in Turkey has been demanding that Erdogan return this award but so far he has refused to do so. Remarkably, although he was swift to call on Egyptian President Mubarak heed the demands of his people, Erdogan has failed to make any public statement of support for the Libyan protesters.

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