Turkey’s Erdogan not speaking at Muhammad Ali’s funeral


This video from the USA is called NBC News – Muhammad Ali on not going to war [in Vietnam].

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Ali family deletes Turkish President Erdogan from list of speakers

Today, 17:31

The Turkish president Erdogan will not speak at the funeral of Muhammad Ali. He has to cede his place in the scheme to another speaker, a spokesperson of the Ali family told The Associated Press. The same applies to the Jordanian King Abdullah. …

A correct decision by the Ali family. Someone who, like Erdogan, wages war against his own people, in Iraq and in Syria is not a good eulogist for an opponent of the Vietnam war.

The family of the deceased boxing champion had spent years organizing Ali’s funeral. The details are set out in a lengthy document that according to the family has become known as ‘The Book’. It says, among other things, that the funeral should be public and that the service should be preceded by a procession in Louisville.

Both desires will be fulfilled. The service is Friday at a stadium where some 15,000 people can go. Tickets are free; from the morning on they can be picked up at the stadium.

1 thought on “Turkey’s Erdogan not speaking at Muhammad Ali’s funeral

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