Turkey’s Erdogan blasts Europe’s silence on Bangladesh leader’s execution


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Europe’s silence over the execution of a veteran Islamist leader in Bangladesh, accusing the West of “double standards.” “If you are against political executions, why did you remain silent to the execution of Motiur Rahman Nizami who was martyred a couple of days ago,” Erdogan said in a televised speech in Istanbul. “Have you heard anything from Europe? … No. Isn’t it called double standards?” Erdogan said. Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a Dhaka jail late Tuesday for the massacre of intellectuals during the 1971 independence war…

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