Erdogan: Pity on those who flee Turkey with servile whims
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan deplored people in Turkey who praised other countries saying their aim was to crumple Turkey’s social structure.
“We should know very well the value of the land we live in, our homeland, our state, our country, and the nation we belong to,” Erdogan said, adding that disasters befall those who lose their homeland and whose state is destroyed.
Erdogan blamed social media for the “beautification of developed countries” and said it “instilled the idea in the subconscious minds of young people that they should definitely go there.”
Erdogan made these remarks during an inauguration of a hospital in Turkish capital city of Ankara, where he commended Turkey’s healthcare system which has become “the global star on a par with the world.”
But Erdogan said those who wanted better conditions today will regret leaving Turkey in the future.
“We look with pity on those who go knocking on other countries’ doors, just to get a better car, get a better phone, and go to more concerts. We can imagine how those who set out with such servile whims today will regret it when they cannot find a family, a social structure or a state mechanism to take shelter when they need compassion tomorrow.”