Turkey's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Tayyip Erdogan poses with representatives of nomadic Turkish groups in Ankara August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday faced accusations of racism days before he stands in presidential election after saying in a television interview that it was ugly to be called an Armenian."As far as I have learned from my father and grandfather, I am a Turk," he added.His comment that it was ugly to be called an Armenian drew anger on social media, further inflaming tensions days ahead of Sunday's presidential election where Erdogan is hot favorite to become head of state.
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