According to the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan cited by the Anadolu news agency, the Yellow Vest protests pointed out to Europe's failed democracy, human rights and freedom, adding that Europe's security was threatened by the native population.
"The walls of security and welfare that they so cherished started to be shaken not by migrants or Muslims, but by their own citizens," Erdogan said.
The president also stressed that Turkish police were often accused of using force, however, he assured that the law enforcement in Turkey acted in a humane way. At the same time, he urged to consider the situation in France and note how the local police treated protestors.
Erdogan's comments come amid ongoing French yellow vests protests in Paris against rising fuel prices during which the police reportedly used tear gas and detained 950 people.