Obama calls Erdogan a liar? via Ankara discusses closure of Gülen schools with Pakistan
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Pakistan’s provincial Punjab administration to shut down its schools linked to the Fethullah Gülen movement.
“The same thing [the closure of schools] could happen in Pakistan. The chief minister of the Punjab province will meet me tomorrow [Friday] night,” Erdoğan said in a televised interview late March 6, indicating that the government’s campaign to rein in the activities of the Gülen movement would continue abroad.
Erdoğan has said he conveyed to U.S. President Barack Obama his concerns about the activities of the Islamic scholar, who lives in self-exile in Pennsylvania.
“I told Obama [during a recent phone conversation] that the person who is responsible for the unrest in Turkey lives in your country, in Pennsylvania. I told him this clearly. I said, ‘I expect what’s necessary [to be done].’ You have to take the necessary stance if someone threatens my country’s security,” Erdoğan said during an interview on private broadcaster ATV late March 6.
“[Obama] looked at it positively. ‘We got the message,’ he said,” he added.
Erdoğan accuses U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen over the leaks and the massive graft probe that has engulfed his government since mid-December.
Will something finally be done about the Gulen schools in the U.S.? Will Obama back Erdogan – who is Islamizing Turkey, or will he back Gulen – who is Islamizing the U.S.?
Update: It looks like Obama will back Gulen after one inning of play:
The White House said Friday that “the response attributed to President Obama with regard to Mr. Gulen is not accurate.” The White House also said Obama had noted “the importance of sound policies rooted in the rule of law” as well as the importance of “mutually respectful relations between our two countries.”
The NSA has the transcript, release it.
PS: Obama touting the “rule of law” couldn’t be more ironic.
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