Australia demands Turkeys Pres Erdogan withdraw threat to send visitors from Australia and New

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By Suzan Fraser Associated PressANKARA referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch mosque shooting as targeting Islam. In more inflammatory comments Erdogan said any Australians and New Zealanders traveling to Turkey with anti Muslim sentiments would be sent back in coffins like their grandfathers were in the Gallipoli campaign. Erdogan has also been showing parts of a manifesto said to have been left by the gunman in which he threatens Turks and Erdogan himself. Remarks have been made by the Turkish President Erdogan that I consider highly offensive to Australians and highly reckless in this very sensitive environment Australias capital. In an opinion piece published in The Washington Post on Wednesday Erdogan said the attacker in New Zealand is no different from the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded Turkish president Tayipp Erdogan withdraw his comments threatening to send visitors from Australia and New Zealand back in coffins. In proportion to the small populations of Australia and New Zealand at the time the casualties suffered were enormous. Because Erdogan is seeking to reverse the secularization under Ataturk Morrison is pushing a button for Erdogan. Have no doubt we will send you back like your grandfathers Mr Erdogan told an election rally of thousands in northern Turkey on Tuesday. If New Zealand doesnt make you Mr Erdogan

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