The US president began his visit to Turkey on Monday morning by laying a wreath at the tomb of the founder of modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, whose “vision and courage” he praised.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is not a hero amongst the Muslim world. The majority of Muslims do not like him and what he did.
Edit: For those who say Obama was complying with the Turkish law, look at what he said in his speech:
This morning I had the privilege of visiting the tomb of the great founder of your Republic. I was deeply impressed by this beautiful memorial to a man who did so much to shape the course of history. But it is also clear that the greatest monument to Ataturk’s life is not something that can be cast in stone and marble. His greatest legacy is Turkey’s strong and secular democracy, and that is the work that this assembly carries on today.
He didn’t need to mention it if he was just going to visit the the grave in order to comply with the law. Let’s be real, Obama will never want an Islamic state to arise anywhere. I still appreciate Obama’s plan of action in America. It’s just the foreign relations with the Muslim world has me very critical of his words and actions.