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Perry Stands By Claim That Turkey Is Run By ‘Islamic Terrorists’

During last night’s GOP presidential debate, Rick Perry suggested that Turkey is run by “Islamic terrorists” and said the American NATO ally should be kicked out of the Atlantic Alliance. The Turkish Foreign Ministry chastised Perry today, saying that candidates for president “should be more knowledgeable about the world.” Today on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer asked Perry if he’d like to take back his comment. “No, not at all,” Perry said. The Texas governor then suggested that the Turkish government is sanctioning “honor killings.” “If they are treating their citizens that way, than they approach that terminology,” he said. Watch the clip: