Istanbul (CNN) – Turkey's foreign ministry condemned Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday for saying that Turkey was a "country that is being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists."
Perry made the statement during a spirited debated between Republican presidential candidates in South Carolina Monday night.
Sorry Turkey. We don't particularly like him either.
Rick Perry Isn't even President ,but yet he all ready doing what Republican does best and that Is he trying to start a war with one of America ally. The Thing Is that Rick Perry doesn't know what he taking about and his brain been fry for to long. He making a Fool out of himself and the Republican Party.
I am Turkish-American and I support Israel. Those two nations are the cornerstone of regional stability and they have to get their acts ones more together.
Put a fork in him.........he's done.........
Don't worry Turkey, I agree with you entirely...
It really is time for Perry to drop out of the race. These comments certainly show he is not ready for prime time.
Political candidates should not disparage entire countries until they have visited for a period of time and have taken the time to read, research, and experience the culture. As an American who las done all three, I find Mr. Perry's remarks ignorant and reprehensible.
Tht the U.S.general public is even considring this turkey as Presidential material is truley sad.
Its about time a true patriot spoke his mind about the Islamist Extremists that are at war with American Christian Values. I praise Perry's courage and it just goes to show we need a true Conservative Christian in the White House if our way of life is to be preserved.
He later predicted that Turkey's embassy in Washington would probably seek clarification on the comments..."
Official WH response: "We apologies for this inconvenience, he [Rick Perry] is just some guy who wears a suit and shows up at random places thinking he will become the next US president, we don't even know who he is either, just ignore him."
You're right A.Wolf, Perry doesn't speak for me either.
The reublicans all LOVE wars - it's makes their favorite people wealthy (corporations - think Haliburton, folks).
To tell the truth, I'm more afraid of the Christian extremists attacking us from within at this point in time. Their propaganda is enough to gag a maggot.
It's a wonder, that we have any friends at all in the world. The backward behavior of some of our own people is sickening. What a shame, in this day and age.
Turkey has moved towards Islam. There is zero doubt of that fact. Their behavior has changed dramatically under their current president. They are basically being "assimilated" into the Islamic world of oppression, abuse of women, conflict with Israel, and much more.
Almost anyone who has been following Turkey's actions, at all, in the media can recognize that fact.
There are reasons to criticize Turkey, but their secular leadership isn't one of them. Turkey's reaction to any criticism, even something totally invalid as was Perry's remark, is a major character defect of their's. That, and their culpability in the 20th century's first genocide...
Perry's remark is somewhat true, in that many of his supporters consider any Muslim to be a terrorist. I sense that Perry shares this view. We need our leaders to be truthful, not paranoid, and campaign with facts, not fear.
The world should know by now that American politicians don't necessarily display even basic intelligence...
I'm going to be glad when the SC primary is over and this guy drops out. He's done absolutely nothing for the GOP cause. Go home, Rick.
Perry should be on his way bacl to TX by Sat. Night
"we need a true Conservative Christian in the White House if our way of life is to be preserved."
Not sure I'd want your way of life...
"Sorry Turkey. We don't particularly like him either."
You said it.
Perry is ignorant with regards to the country Turkey!
One reason why there is a difference between the US and the outer world. We think we are capable of saying things free of knowledge (because we are strong and always right) but the truth is; people respect US less and less everyday. as the politicians here are constantly ignorant. I can hear Turkish media making fun of him – a potential US president!.
I apologize for our governor here. It appears that Mr. Perry has no idea of what he's talking about. Yes, Turkey is Muslim, but there are more secular people in Turkey than most other Islamic nations. It is a stabalizing country in the region. We need to keep it that way. Obviously this guy has no idea on foreign policy and I'm sure his advisors cringed when they heard him say this.