Turkey responds angrily to Perry remarks
January 17th, 2012
08:09 AM ET
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Turkey responds angrily to Perry remarks

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.


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  1. El Turko

    Also, Rick Perry's comments on Turkey shows that he is like most average Americans who - unfortunately - think that all Muslims are terrorists...

    January 17, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  2. Dee

    Turkey committed genocide against its indigenous Christian Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians and represses the few that remain. Turkey also murders Kurds. Rick Perry was right.

    January 17, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. tigerakabj

    It's just another reason why President Obama must be and will be re-elected. The GOPers running have no regard for the outside world and our role in it.

    Now, here's a question: if we are looking to attract international clean energy businesses to our shores, would demonizing whole countries help us in that cause? The answer is no.

    One of the biggest problems with the GOPers running is that, through their propaganda outlet Fox Noise, they feel they can say or do anything and not be held accountable for it. They have absolutely no shame in acting in a reprehensible way that alienates our allies and creating more enemies, both at home and abroad. They can't offer solutions that have any merit or a whiff of broad-based benefit. They can't point to a single instance where their worldview has been proven successful in the past 30 years with regard to improving the lot of everyday America.

    It's time to send them home in November and start producing a positive and sustainable future that this country needs.

    Obama/Biden/E.Warren 2012

    January 17, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  4. Jeff Cowen

    I'm a Christian Conservative, and I will tell you that NEITHER Romney, nor Santorum is the right choice.

    Ron Paul or bust.

    January 17, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
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