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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society."

The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.




Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background."

According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.




Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "The knife in the hand of a murderer kills, but if you give it to a doctor he will heal with it."

The knife in the hand of a murderer kills, but if you give it to a doctor he will heal with it.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook."

We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook.




Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "My own daughters weren't able to study in Turkey because of their headscarves, so they went to the United States."

My own daughters weren't able to study in Turkey because of their headscarves, so they went to the United States.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "If we look at history, we will see that regimes which persecute [their people] do not remain standing."

If we look at history, we will see that regimes which persecute [their people] do not remain standing.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled."

But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled.




Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry."

It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed."

As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone."

However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Forsake Alcohol, eat grapes instead!"

Forsake Alcohol, eat grapes instead!



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Turkey is the gateway to the east for Europe, and the gateway to Europe for the east. We have a bridging function that Europe shouldn't underestimate."

Turkey is the gateway to the east for Europe, and the gateway to Europe for the east. We have a bridging function that Europe shouldn't underestimate.




Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "I went back in British history. Some 204 people died there after a mine collapsed in 1838. In 1866, 361 miners died in Britain. In an explosion in 1894, 290 people died there."

I went back in British history. Some 204 people died there after a mine collapsed in 1838. In 1866, 361 miners died in Britain. In an explosion in 1894, 290 people died there.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "A lasting solution to this problem will have an exceptionally positive influence foremost on the peoples of Palestine and Israel, as well as on the region and the international community."

A lasting solution to this problem will have an exceptionally positive influence foremost on the peoples of Palestine and Israel, as well as on the region and the international community.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites."

Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "If the people allow something to happen, it's the right thing."

If the people allow something to happen, it's the right thing.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "We are against the majority tyrannizing the minority. But we are definitely against the minority tyrannizing the majority."

We are against the majority tyrannizing the minority. But we are definitely against the minority tyrannizing the majority.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization."

Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "I should like to repeat what I stated recently in the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia: It won't be the religion, but rather the world-view of some of its followers that shall be made current."

I should like to repeat what I stated recently in the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia: It won't be the religion, but rather the world-view of some of its followers that shall be made current.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "I am saying yes to criticism, but no to insults."

I am saying yes to criticism, but no to insults.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have to respect the Turkish Republic's laws"

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have to respect the Turkish Republic's laws



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made: In the Middle East and in the Muslim world, suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US."

Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made: In the Middle East and in the Muslim world, suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "We won't allow the people to be devoured by YouTube, Facebook or others."

We won't allow the people to be devoured by YouTube, Facebook or others.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "I take the debate on the method of promoting democracy seriously"

I take the debate on the method of promoting democracy seriously



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "There is a trouble called Twitter, the finest lies are here. Nowadays, social media is actually the headache of societies."

There is a trouble called Twitter, the finest lies are here. Nowadays, social media is actually the headache of societies.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "When there is no such thing as religious culture and moral education, serious social problems such as drug addiction and racism fill the gap."

When there is no such thing as religious culture and moral education, serious social problems such as drug addiction and racism fill the gap.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized"

Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "It is not a process of bargaining or give-and-take. The peace process is not about giving concessions. We will not allow any step which would hurt the memories of our martyrs."

It is not a process of bargaining or give-and-take. The peace process is not about giving concessions. We will not allow any step which would hurt the memories of our martyrs.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "In Turkey the religious minorities have more rights than they do in Europe."

In Turkey the religious minorities have more rights than they do in Europe.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "We have taken a strategic decision to gather education activities under a single roof."

We have taken a strategic decision to gather education activities under a single roof.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Everyone should unconditionally accept that Israel is an indispensable element of the Middle Eastern mosaic."

Everyone should unconditionally accept that Israel is an indispensable element of the Middle Eastern mosaic.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "The whole world is an open, free market. No state can exist without the others."

The whole world is an open, free market. No state can exist without the others.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Invariably, also a Palestinian state should live side by side with Israel within recognized and secure borders and the security and prosperity of the Palestinian people must be guaranteed"

Invariably, also a Palestinian state should live side by side with Israel within recognized and secure borders and the security and prosperity of the Palestinian people must be guaranteed



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic."

What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Our bilateral relations and our agreement [between Turkey and America] on the extradition of criminals should dominate and precede actually any inclusion into any list."

Our bilateral relations and our agreement [between Turkey and America] on the extradition of criminals should dominate and precede actually any inclusion into any list.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Even as we ought to accept that each country would progress with a different method and speed toward that goal, the standard for the expected end-state should not be lowered."

Even as we ought to accept that each country would progress with a different method and speed toward that goal, the standard for the expected end-state should not be lowered.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "In other words, the bar should be maintained at the level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy."

In other words, the bar should be maintained at the level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization"

There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "They came to me with this case of Twitter ignoring case of smeared housewife"

They came to me with this case of Twitter ignoring case of smeared housewife



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "The US and the European Union needs to help in the translation of the demand for democracy into a political will."

The US and the European Union needs to help in the translation of the demand for democracy into a political will.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "If during their education our youths become alienated from their language, history, ancestors, culture and civilization, it means there is a very serious educational problem there."

If during their education our youths become alienated from their language, history, ancestors, culture and civilization, it means there is a very serious educational problem there.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "I cannot understand how sensible people still defend Facebook, YouTube and Twitter"

I cannot understand how sensible people still defend Facebook, YouTube and Twitter



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "It is essential that policy instruments be developed that would firmly establish democratization on the basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds."

It is essential that policy instruments be developed that would firmly establish democratization on the basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute on a resolution track would be an important element of overcoming the confidence problem in the region."

It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute on a resolution track would be an important element of overcoming the confidence problem in the region.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "If nuclear energy is used for the sake of humanity, then I say yes. But if it is used destructively, then no."

If nuclear energy is used for the sake of humanity, then I say yes. But if it is used destructively, then no.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "A fitting external security environment could also play an important role in promoting social consensus and institutionalization towards democratization."

A fitting external security environment could also play an important role in promoting social consensus and institutionalization towards democratization.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "I am aware of the thesis that the United States has long since invested exclusively in stability and this has obviated democratic transformation in the Middle East."

I am aware of the thesis that the United States has long since invested exclusively in stability and this has obviated democratic transformation in the Middle East.



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "The foundations of democratic transition should be laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy that is supported by various policy tools, and implemented wisely"

The foundations of democratic transition should be laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy that is supported by various policy tools, and implemented wisely



Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes: "Turkey has put up a fight against the powerful nations of the world. The crusader mentality attacked us abroad. Inside, their lackeys attacked us. We didn't succumb. As a nation, we stood strong."

Turkey has put up a fight against the powerful nations of the world. The crusader mentality attacked us abroad. Inside, their lackeys attacked us. We didn't succumb. As a nation, we stood strong.