Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison snapped back that the Turkish President’s warning was ‘deeply offensive’. (Is that it? Surely you can find a better way to retaliate against Erdogan with more than just words)
Daily Mail (h/t Sara S) Erdogan has inflamed previously-warm diplomatic ties by referencing the sacred Gallipoli campaign of 1915, during a public address on an outdoor podium, following last week’s Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand. Your grandparents came, some of them returned in coffins,’ he told a rally featuring people waving Turkish flags.
‘If you come as well like your grandfathers, be sure that you will be gone like your grandfathers.’
‘I find the comments deeply offensive but also unhelpful. I think it’s our job here not to escalate this. It’s our job to take the temperature down,’ Mr Morrison told Sydney radio 2GB broadcaster Alan Jones on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister confirmed he would summon the Turkish Ambassador to Australia today over the ‘very offensive comments’ made just five weeks before Anzac Day.