Erdogan is a dictator, he'll use anything to win an election. Last election he was holding rallies in European countries to get the votes of Turks living there, he got tossed from some countries. I'd expect the NZ government budget will increase spending for their Security Intelligence Service which monitors foreign and domestic intelligence. Extremism comes from both ends of the spectrum.
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