He neglects to mention that his own administration has been more concerned about getting control of Syria than the plight of 23 mn Syrians but his criticism of the Europeans can't be faulted. Forgive RT for indulging in a little schadenfreude:
"Shame on those who deny the sensitivity they show to the whales, seals and turtles in the sea to the right to life of 23 million Syrians," Anadolu Agency quoted Erdogan as saying.
"Shame on those who put their security, welfare and comforts ahead of other people's survival, ”the Turkish president said, addressing the crowd in the northwestern province of Kocaeli. He added that the West possessed a “mentality to shame, a remnant of slavery and colonialism.”
"Shame on those who in the West divert their sensitivity to the so-called freedoms, rights, and law shown in the debate over gay marriage away from Syrian women, children, and innocents in need of aid," Erdogan said.
“European countries continue to be safe havens for the political extensions of terrorist groups. When this is the case, it's a piece of black comedy that the EU criticizes our country over the definition of terrorism,” Erdogan said in Ankara on Tuesday.He's giving the West European governments too much to say they're driven by guilt about slavery and colonialism. They're driven by a desire to prop up a way of life made possible by dirt-cheap foreign labor.