Erdogan of Turkey says U.S. presidential candidates target Muslims in election

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 02, 2016 12:40 PM

LANHAM, Maryland (Reuters) - Islamophobia is on the rise in the United States and U.S presidential candidates have targeted Muslims during the election campaign, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

Speaking at the opening of a Turkish-sponsored mosque and religious complex outside Washington, Erdogan also said recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris paled in comparison to what Turkey had endured.

(Reporting by Tom Ramstock; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Andrew Roche)