President of Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made following statements at a referendum rally in northern Giresun province:
⇔ Europe's mask is coming off. It is clearly displaying its fascist, racist, xenophobic and anti-islam face. They have started to openly display their anti-islam attitude. They simply cannot tolerate Muslims. However, whatever they do is completely in vain.
⇔ Our 5 million expat citizens will shape the future of europe. There is no other way out for Europe, whose population is growing older, Its economy slowing down, and its power waning.
⇔ They come here and they see how the Marmaray passes under the Bosphorus. They are astounded. Much to their surprise, They see that the Eurasia Tunnel passes under the Bosphorus. They wonder, saying "How did Turks do that?" then they realize that we have built a gulf pass. They just cannot accept this. Then they see our Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. They say, "How is this possible?" believe me, it is more than possible.