Turkey will unleash five Vietnams on U.S. – Turkish nationalist leader

If the United States continues supporting Kurdish militants in northern Syria, Turkey will deliver the country a serious blow, far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said.

“America cannot forget what it went through in Vietnam,” Bahçeli said. “What those who returned to America went through.”

“A country of 20 million gave a country of 200 million a hard time. Turkey will do five times as much.”

Devlet Bahçeli's MHP forms a small party in parliament but, having seen its popularity hit by splits in its ranks, has moved closer to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and could enter into a electoral pact or coalition agreement.

Bahçeli said that the claim that a Turkish tank had been hit with U.S. weaponry was very serious.

“At the moment that conclusion is reached, is evidenced, in my eyes the U.S. becomes a criminal state,” he said. “This is a new concept. There are terrorist states but no criminal states.”