Turkish Foreign Minister: "Religious Wars Will Start Soon In Europe"

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Turkey's arch-nemesis - well, one of many -  Dutch politician Geert Wilders may have just suffered a major disappointment in his recent political career after yesterday's Netherlands general election, but that did not mean that the diplomatic scandal between Turkey and the Netherlands has been put on hiatus; on the contrary: Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that Europe is headed for “wars of religion” and claiming Dutch politicians are taking the continent “to a cliff.”

Speaking at a rally in Antalya on Thursday, Cavusoglu assessed the outcome of the Dutch elections which saw a failure for the anti-Muslim, anti-EU Geert Wilders garnering a majority of the votes, after a campaign rallying for the closure of mosques and banning of the Koran.

However, instead of celebrating the defeat of the anti-Islam politician, and his defeated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Cavusoglu warned that Wilders’ beliefs are shared by others across the Netherlands.

"Many parties have received a similar share of votes. Seventeen percent, 20 percent, there are lots of parties like this, but they are all the same," the Foreign Minister said adding “there is no difference between the mindsets of Geert Wilders and social democrats in the Netherlands. They all have the same mindset...that mindset is taking Europe to the cliff. Soon wars of religion may and will start in Europe,” Cavusoglu said, quoted by Reuters.

The comments come amid a bitter feud between the Netherlands and Turkey. Ankara suspended high-level relations with the European country on Monday, after it banned ministers from addressing Turks at a rally in Rotterdam, where they were expected to advocate for a constitutional referendum in Turkey. Following the ban, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Netherlands of acting like "fascists" and “Nazi remnants.”

Erdogan also accused the Netherlands of state terrorism and having a “rotten” character earlier this week, claiming the Dutch were responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian War. “We know how rotten their character is from their massacre of 8,000 Bosnians there. Nobody should try to give us lessons on morality, especially not those who have blood on their hands,” he said.

"Hey Rutte, you may have won the election as first party, but you have lost a friend like Turkey," Erdogan told flag-waving crowds at a pro-referendum rally in the northwestern province of Sakarya.

He also slammed the European Union for a ruling allowing companies to ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves under certain conditions. "Shame on the EU," Erdogan said. "Down with your European principles, values and justice ... They started a clash between the cross and the crescent, there is no other explanation."

Erdogan is lobbying for 5.5 million expatriate Turks to vote ‘yes’ in an upcoming referendum which would give him sweeping new powers to issue decrees, declare emergency rule, appoint ministers and state officials, and dissolve parliament.

Critics say the move would be a step backwards for democracy, removing the system of checks and balances. Although a majority Muslim country, Turkey is officially secular and headscarves were banned for decades in the civil service and universities. Erdogan and the Islamist-rooted AK Party he founded fought to overturn those bans, which they see as discriminatory, and to bring religion into public life.

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Dutch Froggy's picture

Why is Turkey attacking the Netherlands? To use Trump style wording: the Netherlands is so small, it is perhaps one of the smallest countries that God ever created, so small. The people of the Netherlands are called Dutch, a lot similar like their neighbors the Deutsch. So perhaps the Netherlands is not even a country, but if it is it’s really small, so small, very small.

The Dutch government had requested the Turkish government not to hold any referendum campaign mass rallies in the Netherlands. The Dutch government feared that these referendum campaign mass rallies could interfere with its own March 15 elections. This request provided the great leader of the great Turkish empire an excellent opportunity. The great leader of the great Turkish empire was now able to show the world that the Dutch were Nazi’s, racist and fascists. The great leader of the great Turkish empire willingly chose to neglect these requests. Instead the great leader of the great Turkish empire directed one of his disciples, foreign minister Cavusoglu to go the Netherlands to hold a referendum campaign mass rally. After been threatened by the Turkish government the Dutch Nazi government denied foreign minister Cavusoglu access to the Netherlands. No problem, the great leader of the great Turkish empire directed another disciple, minister Kaya of the Department of Family Affairs who was in Germany, to go to the Netherlands in order to hold a referendum campaign mass rally. This despite the Dutch request not to go to the Netherlands. The Turkish used various cars when entering the Netherlands in order to deceive the Dutch authorities. The use of several cars made it difficult to detect in which car minister Kaya was seated. As she deliberately ignored the request of the Dutch government and did not enjoy diplomatic immunity minister Kaya was escorted back to Germany. During this process the Dutch had frequently contact with the Turkish government. The Dutch requests were ignored and instead the Turkish government chose to publicly threaten the Dutch government while diplomatic efforts where still going on.

So when a small country like the Netherlands annoys the great leader of the great Turkish empire well that provides an opportunity. The great leader of the great Turkish empire likes to verbally attack other countries, in particular the countries of Western Europe. The Netherlands is small, really so small so that is an easy target. Better to attack the Netherlands than the US (where the enemy of the great leader of the Turkish empire, Gülen, lives), or Russia, the UK or France. The Netherlands will not be able to harm the great leader of the great Turkish empire so let’s target that Nazi country. The great leader of the great Turkish empire has decided, in all his wisdom to send Dutch cows, of German descent, back and the Dutch ambassador is not welcome either. The great leader of the great Turkish empire does not care that the Netherlands, which is so small that you can hardly find it on a map, has a longstanding relationship (400 years) with Turkey. The Netherlands who is a NATO partner of Turkey. The Netherlands, despite being so small, helped to defend the great Turkish empire against attacks from neighboring Syria at the request of the great leader of the great Turkish empire in 2014. No, who cares. The great leader of the great Turkish empire needs a common enemy to the legitimize his referendum. A referendum win that gives the great leader of the great Turkish empire absolute power. A referendum that turns the great leader of the great Turkish empire into a dictator. A referendum that enables the great leader of the great Turkish empire to extend his power for many years to come.

So the Netherlands annoyed the great leader of the great Turkish empire. The great leader of the great Turkish empire who agreed to a refugee deal in exchange of large sums of money with the European Union, of which the Netherlands is one of its smaller members. Those fascist and Nazi’s EU states I, the great leader of the great Turkish empire, will teach them diplomacy. The great leader of the great Turkish empire will cancel the deal and flood the European Union with refugees. Victims who are fleeing for the so-called Islamic State, a terrorist state that is supported by the great leader of the great Turkish empire. Or refugees victims of the civil war in Syria. Because if the European Union does not allow Turkey to become a member the great leader of the great Turkish empire will flood the European Union with refugees and turn the European Union into chaos. That is how diplomacy works, at least according the great leader of the great Turkish empire.

The great leader of the great Turkish empire does not want countries of the European Union, all Nazi’s, racists and fascists, to meddle with Ankara’s internal affairs. However, the great leader of the great Turkish empire meddled with Dutch internal affairs and was so kind to provide Turks who have a Dutch passport and who are living in the Netherlands with a free voting advice: they should not vote for the Dutch government or "racist parties". Really so kind of the great leader of the great Turkish empire. No, other nations may criticize the great leader of the great Turkish empire for imprisoning tens of thousands of people, among them journalists, teachers and civil servants, with little clarity on charges and evidence over their alleged links with a failed coup in July 2016 that was blamed on the Gülen movement. A failed coup that legitimizes a referendum enabling the great leader of the great Turkish empire to become a dictator and to get rid of his enemies, the Gülen movement and the Kurds once and for all.

The great leader of the great Turkish empire is working hard to fortify his own empire. The great leader of the Turkish empire is a model father for his sons. In all his wisdom he teaches them how money laundering is done and how to dispose of large sums of cash. No one talks about this 2013 corruption scandal anymore as the Turkish opposition has been silenced. In the meantime the great leader of the great Turkish empire continues to expand his tentacles: his son-in-law is energy minister and his sons are expanding their wealth rapidly. Bilal Erdogan’s name is often mentioned as the son who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible.

To use the words of the Dutch journalist Sylvain Ephimenco: the Turkish government demands that Turkish censors who have deprived journalists of their freedom of expression in Turkey should have the opportunity to hold mass rallies in the Netherlands to poison minds in the name of freedom of expression. 

Slowly I am starting to understand why the UK voted for Brexit and decided to leave the EU. At least the UK can protect its own borders in order to prevent the disciples of the great leader of the great Turkish empire to enter the UK. To prevent them poisoning minds in the name of freedom of expression.

JailBanksters's picture

Isn't every war at it's foundation, Religion.

And the USA is just itching for a War

Takemine2go's picture

Revolutionary war? Civil war? American Indian wars? Spanish american wars? Vietnam? You could make a case that every war has religious aspects to it, but it's not the "base" for every war

Lore's picture

Religions are useful tools for manipulating naive fighters by convincing them that they're instruments of god's will, but at its root, war is simply about money and control.

War Is A Racket

All Wars Are Banker Wars

techpriest's picture

According to some actual studies on the topic, religion is the motivating factor for war perhaps 1% of the time.

At the foundation of every war is 1) power and 2) money -- for the political class. The main question is what truths have to be twisted into lies, to get the people to go along with it.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Perhaps Turkey is planning on dusting off those American-supplied Winchester lever-action rifles they used to commit the Armenian (Christian) genocide.

JoeTurner's picture

I wonder if these moslem goat fuckers have any understanding of modern war. Do they not realize every muz could be wiped out in a week. It would take longer to dispose of their corpses then to kill them all.

oncemore's picture

We have to kill them, the Moslems


Vageling's picture

Religious war? *Chuckles*

You sure that's shisha you've been smoking? Sound to me you're stoned.

General Titus's picture

Thats why the Kalergi Plan Globalist Bolsheviks & their useless idiot liberal acolytes are flooding as many western Caucasian nations as they can to destroy them all and bring in a one world government, pitting Islam vs Christianity. Can anyone name any "jewish" groups opposing the muslim invasion of the West to destroy it?  I know you can find plenty like the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society that are for destroying the West

RandomAnglican's picture

Muslims have provoked and started wars throughout their history.  That is how Islam spread in the first place.  That bloody history continues.

Raul44's picture

Nice of them to let us know that we were right about them from the very beginning. 

northern vigor's picture

The Moslems haven't seen Nazis yet. Neither have the liberals who call anyone who criticizes Islam, "Nazis". 

The voters  think they can keep tucking their heads between their knees, and all the troubles will go away. It won't help forever...democracies are dying. Freedoms and rights are being taken away each day.

There is a time of tribulation coming and the world is going to blow up. The Moslems are going to start it, and an unelected, Nazi type of leader is going to take the world to their doorstep. People will thank him for a while until things go very bad for us. Eventually Asia turns on us.  Biblical, "King of the North" stuff. If those days were not ended, there would be no flesh stayed alive.  

The Moslems actually want it started, because they have a book that says they will win. Their book lies. They've been deceived by the same entity that will give power to the Anti Christ.

There is only one Truth and one winner. Pick your side now. Choose wisely.


Akhenaten II's picture

It felt like the train left the station in 2001 and it sure seems like its about to arrive at its destination real soon.

Islam as the religion of the Antichrist...great, just fucking great. Still, it will give the Red Sea Pedestrians a real surprise.  They seem to have forgotten the first rule of any good takeover - kill everyone who helped you rise to power. They are going to feel completely ripped off.

northern vigor's picture


Not just the Jews... The Moslems and Christians too.  Their leaders all say they want the Messiah to return, because they think they are right. But if He showed up today, they'd would all line up to fight Him. Yes, "they are going to feel completely ripped off".

Akhenaten II's picture

Islam as Alien:

Ripley: How do we kill it, Ash? There's gotta be a way of killing it. How? How do we do it? 
Ash: You can't. 
Parker: That's bullshit. 
Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection [Sharia Law] is matched only by its hostility [to Christianity and Civilization]. 
Lambert: You admire it. 
Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality. 
Parker: Look, I am... I've heard enough of this, and I'm asking you to pull the plug. 
[Ripley goes to disconnect Ash, who interrupts
Ash: Last word. 
Ripley: What? 
Ash: I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.


Ripley: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Private Hudson: Fuckin' A!


I am afraid Zerohedgers.... this is how it is going to end.

numapepi's picture

Self genocide is so progressive!

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Erdogan is doing a great Emporer Palpatine act. Oh wait, it's not an act.

But sort of, in a cartoonish kind of way.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

So according to Erdogen, now the Dutch have blood on their hands for NAZI war crimes?

I don't doubt there were Dutch collaborators that worked with the NAZIs, but to Erdogan, I can only say one word:


I hope every Dutch person screams it at the top of their lungs. I hope Geert Wilders marries an Armenian women to raise awareness. I hope every Kurd that has a pulse can shove this back in Turkey's face.

Fuck Turkey.