'Erdogan words on Turkish history taken out of context'

Turkey’s President Broadcasts Footage of Terrorist Attacks As Social Media Giants Under Pressure to Remove It

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used a political rally to warn Australians with anti-Muslim views would be sent home in coffins like their grandfathers, with Mr Morrison labelling the comments "highly offensive".

The governments of New Zealand, Britain, and Australia have urged the tech giants to do more to halt the spreading of offensive material and terrorist content online.

Erdogan also said that people who want Turkey conquered and turned into a Christian nation like it was during the times of Byzantium - which was one of the goals stated by the Christchurch shooter in his manifesto - won't get what they want.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison summoned the Turkish ambassador to a meeting after Erdogan appeared to threaten antipodean tourists who visit Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula.

Erdogan had already been sharply rebuked by New Zealand for his comments and for using gruesome video shot by the Christchurch mosque gunman as an election campaign prop.

Travel advice for New Zealanders heading to Turkey remains unchanged following inflammatory comments from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the Christchurch terror attack.

"I do not accept the excuses that have been offered for those comments", Morrison said.

The 1915 Gallipoli campaign, marked by heavy casualties on both sides, was a disastrous defeat for the allies against the then Ottoman Empire.

"If you come here with same intentions [to invade our land], we will be waiting and have no doubt we will see you off like your ancestors", said Erdogan, stressing Turkey's resolve to always protect its sovereignty.

Hundreds of New Zealanders and Australians travel to Canakkale each year for Anzac Day on April 25 to mark the start of the battle of Gallipoli.

He said it would be premature to review New Zealand's travel advisory on Turkey and planned to address Mr Erdogan's comments when he got there.

Erdogan has also sparked outrage overseas by showing video excerpts at his campaign rallies of the footage broadcast by the Christchurch gunman, to denounce what he has called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam.

Mr Morrison could withdraw the Australian ambassador and embassy staff from Ankara, or expel the Turkish ambassador in Canberra. Despite the New Zealand government's efforts to halt its spread, the blurred video with clear sounds of gunfire has repeatedly been shown to thousands of people across Turkey.

NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters said earlier this week that he told his Turkish counterpart the video doesn't represent New Zealand.

In fiery remarks, Morrison accused Erdogan of betraying the promise of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - the father of the modern state and a revered figure in Turkey - to forge peace between the two countries.

He said that the motive of Anzacs was anti-Islam oriented.

The use of the Christchurch footage was meant to bolster Erdogan's image as protector of Muslims in a world hostile to them.

Erdogan's remarks came in response to a tweet by Yair in which he said "I will remind him that Istanbul is actually a city called Constantinople!"

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