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Since when did Erdogan have a problem with leaders who kill people?

Even setting aside Turkey’s record with its Armenian and Kurdish minorities for a moment, it’s a little rich for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be so aghast at the idea of sharing a stage with a human rights abuser. Almost exactly a year before Erdogan’s outburst at Davos, in which he lambasted Israeli ...

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Even setting aside Turkey’s record with its Armenian and Kurdish minorities for a moment, it’s a little rich for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be so aghast at the idea of sharing a stage with a human rights abuser.

Almost exactly a year before Erdogan’s outburst at Davos, in which he lambasted Israeli President Shimon Peres over Israel’s actions in Gaza, he was literally rolling out the red carpet for Sudan’s genocidal president and indicted war criminal Omar al-Bashir in Ankara.

So when did “killing people” become a problem for him?

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