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Saturday, 15 May 2021 12:04 GMT

Criticism over Erdogan's speech to military dressed girl


( MENAFN ) Turkish President Erdogan's words toward a girl in a military uniform that she'd gain respect if she died while fighting has raised condemnation across the country.

Indicating Turkey's attacks against Kurdish fighters in Syria's northern Afrin district, the President's followers shouted "Chief! Take us to Afrin!"

His speech attracted criticism, with some deeming it as "child abuse" and others deeming it as a celebration of death.

The event broadcasted live on state television reveals the girl whom wearing troopers' clothes outstood enough to be noticed and invited to the stage by the president.

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