Swiss MP calls for a boycott of Turkish tourism
Switzerland’s Socialist Party MP Carlo Sommaruga said, “The most effective way to stop the unlimitedly injust Erdoğan regime is through the economy,” and called on the peoples of Switzerland and Europe to boycott Turkish tourism.
Groups who think one of the most effective ways to stop AKP-MHP fascist regime’s anti-democratic practices and genocidal policies against the Kurdish people is through the economy continue to call for a boycott of Turkish tourism.
Swiss National Parliament Socialist Party MP and Foreign Relations Commission Member Carlo Sommaruga spoke to the ANF and called on the peoples of Switzerland and Europe to boycott Turkish tourism, saying, “The most effective way to stop the unlimitedly injust and lawless Erdoğan regime is through the economy.”
“The Erdoğan regime claims to have risen to power through democratic means, but they haven’t been acting in a democratic fashion for a long time,” said Sommaruga and stated that the country is in an economic bind today due to the anti-democratic practices put forth by Erdoğan. Sommaruga said, “A weak economy would weaken the Erdoğan regime in time.”
“THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STOP ERDOĞAN IS THROUGH THE ECONOMY”
Sommaruga said one of the most effective ways to stop Erdoğan who no longer acts in a democratic fashion is through the economy and continued: “One of the most important pillars of a state’s economy is tourism. In this sense, we as the Swiss people and European peoples should not be going to Turkey on vacation and supporting the strengthening of the Erdoğan regime. If Turkish tourism is boycotted, we can prevent the Erdoğan regime’s practices. The peoples of Europe and Switzerland should not just do a tourism boycott, but take action against the Erdoğan regime.”
Sommaruga stressed that the peoples of Europe and Switzerland should avoid further strengthening an authoritarian regime that doesn’t respect democracy and human rights with their hard-earned money, and said: “Turkey can seem like a cheap and suitable place for a vacation, but other countries like Greece and Tunisia who are in need of economic support could also be chosen as a vacation spot.”
“SUPPORTING TURKISH TOURISM IS SUPPORTING WAR”
“We must not forget that even the slightest support to the Turkish economy will that much further strengthen the Erdoğan regime,” said Sommaruga and continued: “This state that you will be strengthening with your economic support is not only oppressing politicians, journalists, academics, i.e. the whole of the opposition, in the country, but is also waging a great war against the Kurdish people as a whole across borders in alliance with jihadists. Vacationing in Turkey means supporting Erdoğan’s policies.”