Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli Thursday claimed that Europe is leading the way in campaigning for "no" votes in the upcoming April 16 constitutional referendum.
Speaking at Anadolu Agency's Editors' Desk event, Canikli said that Europe is carrying out a "no" campaign. The deputy prime minister asked European countries for the reasons why they do not apply Turkey's current system, given that they campaign against the constitutional changes.
"If the current governmental system in Turkey is so good, then take the same and implement it in your country," Canikli said, in an address to "Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands."
Canikli said Europe has not implemented such a system, adding that there is one man rule in the aforementioned countries. He also criticized what he called Europe's double standards.
Claiming that Europe's policies like these are only aimed at weakening Turkey, Canikli said it is a project of people from the outside who do not want Turkey to look around and strengthen itself.
Commenting on the latest spat with the Netherlands over its ban on rallies and an incident with Family Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, Canikli said the Turkish government could take further steps regarding bilateral relations according to the Netherlands' actions.
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