This is well worth a read from a leading news blog in Turkey. Check it out!
This article looks at the mixed views within Turkey on the Turkish President‘s recent announcement that Muslims discovered America. The balanced article examines evidence of Harvard zoologist but highlights that he was discredited in the US. The article also suggests that perhaps the President was fed the story by an aid.
What worries me about this story is the extent to which Erdoğan craves attention that he used the story without verification. This signals an impetus person who is ready to clutch at straws to gain attention.
As I reflected on the story, it reminded me of Libya‘s Colonel Gadafi unusual ploys to attract public attention. Perhaps next President Erdoğan will live in a tent in the garden of his new palace?
Seriously I worry about Erdoğan’s judgement.