He’s half-right. No one indeed is addressing the causes of terrorism, but in most cases nowadays they have everything to do with Islam. “Erdogan: No one is addressing the causes of terrorism,” Middle East Monitor, September 29, 2014:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that “humanity is facing a case of international terrorism and it is threatening world security”, adding that “everyone is talking about the consequences, but no one is addressing the causes. Everyone is talking about the situation that has emerged in the past two months without mentioning how it came about and how it reached this level. No one is discussing how these young people have been able to commit such heinous crimes.”
The president made this statement during a speech today before the International Forum for Public Health and Drug Combat Policies in Istanbul.
Erdogan went on to say that associating the ongoing terrorist activities and organisations in the Middle East with a particular religion, especially Islam, “is nothing more than deviating from the truth”.
Erdogan wondered why his “European friends” were not concerned about the terrorist organisation the “PKK”, the Kurdistan Workers Party, in Turkey. He responded: “Because this organisation does not have the word ‘Islam’ attached to it and has no relation to Islam.”…
Maybe also because the Kurdistan Workers Party hasn’t threatened imminent mass murder attacks in Europe.