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Turkey Slams US Speaker Over Remarks On Trump, Erdogan

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Turkeys foreign minister on Friday accused US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of blatant ignorance over her comments that questioned U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to democracy and his alleged admiration of Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other leaders accused of authoritarian rule.

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkeys foreign minister on Friday accused US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of blatant ignorance over her comments that questioned U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to democracy and his alleged admiration of Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other leaders accused of authoritarian rule.

Pelosi criticized Trumps refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses elections in November, and called on the U.S. president to honor his oath of office and the U.S. Constitution.

We do know who he admires. He admires (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, he admires Kim Jong Un, he admires Erdogan in Turkey, Pelosi said.

She added: But I remind him, you are not in North Korea, you are not in Turkey, you are not in Russia, Mr. President.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu took to Twitter to admonish Pelosi over her remarks.

(Pelosis) rise to become Speaker of the House is what is truly worrisome for American democracy, given her blatant ignorance, Cavusoglu wrote. You will learn to respect the Turkish peoples will.

Trump has been fanning uncertainty as he floats theories the election may be rigged if he loses, echoing warnings he made ahead of the 2016 voting even though past elections have not shown substantial evidence of fraud from mail-in voting.

Despite troubled relations between Turkey and the United States over a series of issues, Trump has frequently praised Erdogan and their bond has helped to keep ties between the NATO allies afloat.

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