Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited the Black Sea city of Trabzon a few days ago for one of his speeches and did not hesitate to "recruit" even children to win the impressions of the world.
At the end of his speech, the Turkish president called a child on stage, to whom… he allowed to speak on the microphone.
The boy in Trabzon began to praise Erdoğan and even urged people to vote for him.
In fact, he twice called the leader of the official opposition, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, a "traitor."
The Turkish president, without saying anything to his little fan, just smiled and gave him a toy car as a gift.
"Give the microphone here immediately!" said the little one whilst Erdoğan continued to hold onto the microphone.
"My friends, this Mr. Kemal who is coming out against my uncle, the president, who is he do you know?
"This man is a traitor! A traitor!
"But the man here is the best man. Vote for him. The greatest!"
Erdoğan looks on smiling as child takes the microphone at his Trabzon rally to call the leader of the opposition a “traitor”.
All totally normal and not at all like a bonkers dystopian nightmare.pic.twitter.com/Wks4qAdOWk
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Meanwhile, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stressed that no one has the right to have illusions regarding the will of Greece to defend its sovereignty and sovereign rights and that our country always moves within the framework of International Law and the Law of the Sea, while Turkey is outside of it.
The minister stressed that Turkey, unfortunately, has changed course, does not look to the democratic West, nor does it have as a priority its accession to the EU.
He also spoke about the continuation of the occupation of Cyprus and the rhetoric about two states, the Turkish interventions in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Libya, the instrumentalisation of immigration and the violations of human rights in Turkey.
The foreign minister said that the Greek diplomacy turned the provocation and the arrogance of the threatening, into a shield and a basis for consultation of the righteous.
Dendias reiterated that Athens wants a dialogue with Turkey, but within the framework of international law and not on irrational and illegal demands.
He added that Greece is not bothered when our partners and allies talk to Turkey, as it is in the interest of all of us that Ankara has contacts with countries with countries with which Greece shares the same views.
"Turkey would like to see a way out of self-isolation. To return to the European course," Dendias said.
"Nobody wants an isolated aggressive Turkey. Nobody wants an Islamist neo-Ottoman Turkey," he added.