STATEMENT BY NED PRICE SPOKESPERSON

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesperson

 STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON

May 18, 2021

Turkish President Erdogan’s Anti-Semitic Remarks

The United States strongly condemns President Erdogan’s recent anti-Semitic comments regarding the Jewish people and finds them reprehensible.
We urge President Erdogan and other Turkish leaders to refrain from incendiary remarks, which could incite further violence. We call on Turkey to join the United States in working to end the conflict.
Anti-Semitic language has no place anywhere.  The United States is deeply committed to combatting anti-Semitism in all of its forms. We take seriously the violence that often accompanies anti-Semitism and the dangerous lies that undergird it. We must always counter lies with facts and answer crimes of hate with justice.