Pro-gov’t daily proud of Turkey’s Erdoğan being described as autocrat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is among four leaders who are going to save the world according to German weekly Der Spiegel, the pro-government Turkish daily Takvim claimed on Sunday.

Der Spiegel on Saturday used illustrations of Erdoğan along with US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping for its cover story “The age of the autocrats.”

Takvim said Der Spiegel called Erdoğan as one the world’s top leaders but not German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Germany has become besotted with terror. It has put aside our 100-year-old friendship. It opposed the Turkish leader meeting with our citizens abroad. It banned his rallies. But it could not stop the will of the people,” Takvim said. (Ahval)

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