Trump ‘not a successful politician,’ says President Erdoğan
Vahap Munyar – ASHGABAT
AFP photoTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial remarks on barring Muslims from entering the country, saying Trump is “not a successful politician.”
“A successful politician would not make such statement, as there are millions of Muslims living in the U.S,” Erdoğan told reporters while returning to Turkey from Turkmenistan.
“I don’t know whether or not he’ll win, but let’s suppose he won. What will happen? Will he set aside all relationships with Muslim countries? A politician shouldn’t talk like this,” he added.
Erdoğan also criticized the name of the “Trump Towers” complex in Istanbul, saying he objected to the use of “foreign words” is such projects.
“[When it was being built], I objected to the usage of a foreign word, not ‘Trump.’ Why do we use foreign words such as ‘tower’? Unfortunately, many placs have such foreign words … We are actually serving those brands, which think their sales will increase if their name is foreign,” he said.