Erdogan a threat to Europe and Middle East, French senator Boyer
French Senator Valerie Boyer said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is crudely interfering in the affairs of other countries. Whereas when Erdogan turned the famous historical landmark Hagia Sophia into a mosque, France did not interfere at all in Turkey's affairs.
She added that Turkey refused to recognize some European countries within the European Union, noting that Turkey opposes freedom of opinion and jails a large number of journalists and opinion-holders, commenting, “How can Europe remain silent about all Erdogan's violations of treaties... We already see that Erdogan is a danger to the entire region.”
Boyer emphasized that the rule of law within the European Union imposes some difficulties that are difficult to overcome, explaining that the will of the legislator in France is above everything.
The seminar is titled "Human Rights: Islamists' Weapon in Democracy Abuse".
It is held against the background of exploitation by Islamists of human rights to serve their own agendas.
The seminar is moderated by CEMO Executive Director Ahmed Youssef. Other speakers include French Senator Valerie Bouillier, and French writers Yves Thréard and Roland Lombardi.