HOUSE ANTISEMITISM TASK FORCE CONDEMNS TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN'S ANTISEMITIC COMMENTS

May 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's antisemitic comments:
 
“We unequivocally condemn the recent antisemitic remarks of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, which are tantamount to blood libel against the Jewish people. We firmly believe the leader of an American partner should not use the same antisemitic tropes that have been used countless times to justify violence against Jews for centuries. We call upon President Erdogan to retract and renounce his remarks, which only serve to fuel the dangerous rise in global antisemitism and increase the threat to the Jewish community.”
 
The co-chairs of the Task Force are U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Kay Granger (R-TX), Grace Meng (D-NY), Randy Weber (R-TX), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).