Islam should never be conflated with crimes carried out by extremists, Turkey’s president has said taking issue with Angela Merkel’s use of the phrase “Islamist terrorism,” during a joint press conference with the German Chancellor in Ankara.
Merkel’s statement, although seemingly well intentioned, drew a sharp rebuke from President Recep Erdogan, the founder of the ruling Islamist AKP (Justice and Development) Party. READ MORE:


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