A senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has threatened the world saying, “No one in America, Europe or anywhere else in the world can even have breakfast comfortably if a hair on his [Erdogan’s] head is harmed.”
Yigit Bulut, an outspoken figure and senior advisor to the president was responding to questions on Turkish state television TRT on Wednesday, when he made the comments.
Answering a question about the latest restrictions from Europe and the United States, such as the prohibition of carrying electronic devices on flights from Istanbul to the UK and US or several European states’ ban on Turkish ministers referendum campaign meetings, Bulut said these restrictions had come “just as Turkey is rising to prominence once again”.
“If just as Turkey is marching towards complete independence financially and economically and in a sociological sense, something happens to those leading us, especially to our president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, no one can breakfast in peace anywhere in the world for the next hundred years”, warned the president’s former critic.
Erdogan had also threatened European countries earlier on Wednesday about Europe’s attitude towards Turkey.
“I am addressing Europe once again: Turkey is not a country to push around, we are not a country whose ministers you can deport. What is happening is being watched by everyone around the world. If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely in the streets” said the Turkish President in a televised speech.
Notorious crime-boss Sedat Peker, a staunch supporter of the Turkish government and Erdogan, also threatened the European Union in a recent video, after ministers were blocked from holding rallies in several European cities.