Turkish President Erdoğan’s chief advisor Bulut threatens EU

Yiğit Bulut, a chief aide to Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Yiğit Bulut, a chief advisor of Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on Monday threatened the European Union (EU), warning them to refrain any negative move against Turkey or Erdoğan and saying, “You will be praying for every second you breathe!”

Reiterating his thesis that the EU will collapse in an article published in the pro-Erdoğan Star daily, Bulut said: “Turkey’s EU membership is another topic under debate. The end of this lie is also a matter of time…”

Bulut claimed that a meeting between EU leaders and Pope Francis at the Vatican in March was proof of the perception of a “Christian Union.”

“The threats from EU countries against Turkey, the Turkish nation, our geography and Islam’s ummah and those who make those threats must clearly understand that if anything untoward is done to this nation, this country, the values of this state or this ummah, and most notably our president, you will be praying for every second you breathe! If you know what praying is…” said Erdoğan’s chief advisor.

“The shadow of the robes of Pope [Francis] where you hide yourselves will not protect you, either!” added Bulut.

In February, speaking on public broadcaster TRT, Bulut claimed that Turkey has developed missiles that have the capability of striking any country within the EU.

“If even a single hair of Erdoğan is harmed, nobody in any region will be able to enjoy even a breakfast,” Bulut said in March in remarks with a heavily nationalist tone.

Bulut, who has a secular background, kept claiming that the ummah and the nation have become stronger again under Erdoğan’s leadership.

However, Bulut is not alone in lashing European countries. İbrahim Kalın, President Erdoğan’s Spokesman has also said on Monday that Europe’s reactions in the wake of the people’s recent approval of constitutional changes show an “eclipse of reason.”  Kalın told a guided press conference in Ankara that “We will not allow such rhetoric to become widespread and normal. For it is an effort to lay additional groundwork for something else.” (SCF with turkishminute.com) April 24, 2017

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