The award for patronising statement of the week goes to Emine Erdogan, who said that those with Down Syndrome will go "directly to heaven".
Speaking at a meeting yesterday for people with Down Syndrome Prime Minister Erdogan's wife told reporters that she had a relative with the syndrome.
|Mrs Erdogan wished that all disabled people could have Down Syndrome.|
Mrs Erdogan claimed that the relative, who died a few years ago, was "the mascot of the family".
"I wish all disabled people had down syndrome. Because, if I'm right, they are going to go directly to heaven after death according to Islam. I hope we will go to heaven too, for loving these people," she said.