President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently delivered two speeches to Turkish audiences suggesting that the migrant crisis unfolding at the Greek border is an act of aggression against Europe and maybe even an attempt to re-establish the Ottoman Empire, as revealed in the following RAIR Foundation USA exclusively-translated videos, .
The video below is an excerpt from Erdoğan’s speech in Istanbul on International Women’s Day wherein Erdoğan tells Greece to open their gates too and allow the flood of migrants leaving Turkey, to travel to other European countries.
RAIR translated and subtitled the video below in English which shows Erdoğan framing the Turkish military cross-border offensive as an Islamic Holy War.
He begins the speech quoting from a famous poem written by Yahya Kemal Beyatlı titled, “26 Ağustos 1922”, which was the day that the Great Offensive in the Turkish War of Independence utterly destroyed the Greeks in Anatolia and literally drove them into the sea.
After Erdoğan opened his borders with Europe in early March in an apparent bid to get more support from NATO and the European Union to take care of “refugees” fleeing violence in Syria, he told Western audiences that this was a passive act of simply opening the flood gates to allow passage for those who wished to make the trip to Europe.
But there is ample evidence that Turkey was playing a much more active role in creating the migrant crisis that is now unfolding at the Greek border.
In an exclusive video translated by RAIR, a Bulgarian TV News station (bTV), details how the the Turkish government transported migrants to the Greek border and armed them with tear gas to fight Greece’s border agents.
There are videos of migrants forced off buses by Turkish military officers and police at gunpoint so they can be ferried to the Greek border, and migrants sharing that they were released from prison on the condition that they go to the border and invade Greece. At one point, the citizens of Greece came together to fight against construction of an additional migrant reception center.
Using a standard leftist tactic, the mainstream media is maligning the citizens for daring to object to the relentless onslaught of migrants flooding into their country illegally. In this sense, the media echoes the sentiment of the dictator Erdoğan by attacking those who are the victims of a systemic effort to flood Europe with migrants.
Additionally, the media is completely ignoring Erdoğan’s own declaration of an Islamic Holy War.
Many thanks to Luke Montgomery for the translations:
The oppression taking place there, that is always raised up against them. Hey Greece! Look, these people are not going to come and stay with you. They are just going to pass through. And go to some other country in Europe. Why does this bother you?
That’s right! We told you. Look, if it keeps going like this, we are going to open these gates. You didn’t believe it.
Hey Greece, I am talking to you now. Open your gates too, and they have. You open your gates and get rid of this burden.
Let them go to other countries in Europe.
“This storm that is breaking out is the Turkish horde, my Lord! The horde that will die for your sake, O Lord!
Until the glory of your name rises with the call to prayer Win the victory because this is Islam’s last army.”
Yes, this storm that breaks is our army.
Allah stands behind it along with the prayers of millions of our friends.
This storm is the heart of our nation.
Everyone sees or will see what it is capable of.