Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dug himself a deeper hole in trying to defend himself for labeling his opponents according to their minority religious or ethnic identity, saying he was even called “uglier things,” such as “Armenian.”
“They have also said a lot of things about me. One of them came and said I was a Georgian. Then another came up and, I beg your pardon, called me uglier things, saying I was Armenian,” Erdoğan said during a live interview on Aug. 5, adding that he was a purebred Turk(?).