Rick Perry Draws Ire From Turkey After Saying Country Ruled By ‘Islamic Terrorists’


rick-perry2United States Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has drawn Turkey’s ire after the Texas Gov. said the country was ruled by Islamic terrorists.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry released a statement Tuesday saying Perry’s comments were “baseless and inappropriate” and the U.S. should not waste its time with candidates “who do not even know their allies.”

In a debate ahead of the South Carolina primaries, Perry said Turkey was ruled by “what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists,” questioned the country’s NATO membership and said it should not receive U.S. aid.

Turkey defended its contribution to NATO in the statement, and said it has been at the forefront of the fight against terrorism.

Mustafa Akyol, a columnist with the English-language Hurriyet Daily news, tweeted, “Rick Perry: what an idiot.”

It says Perry’s low standings in polls were proof the GOP does not endorse his opinions.

{Huffington Post/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. What planet is this guy living on? Does he even bother checking his facts before he makes his policy statements? Poor Texas! With a governor like this….