“In this process, where the oppressors and oppressed people's supporters are divided, Turkey has become the voice of the global conscience,” Erdogan said on Wednesday during his speech to district governors at the Presidential Palace in Ankara.
“No matter [if] the West acts in a rough, relentless, unconscientious way, they cannot control the refugee influx,” he added, as quoted by the Turkish daily Yeni Safak.
The Turkish head of state, however, failed to mention how much money he had negotiated for becoming “the global conscience.”
In November, the European Union agreed to pay Ankara three billion euros in aid money, and promised a renewal of talks on its EU membership for an effort to stop the record influx of migrants into Europe.
Without any hint of irony, Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued:
“Turkey has given a lesson in humanity to whole world by looking after its Syrian brothers without discriminating by religion, language, sect or ethnicity.”
It is also worth noting that within Turkey, the “humanitarian” regime is currently engaged in an assault on civil rights and freedom of speech, with the recent arrest of two journalists for exposing Turkish arms smuggling to Syria serving as one example amongst many.
There are also numerous reports from the Kurdish minority of the country detailing countless human rights abuses: torture against civilians, extrajudicial murders, forced displacements, and “disappearances.”