Trump’s Turkish partner condemns his anti-Muslim remarks

Turkish partner of Trump Towers in Istanbul condemns US republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from United States, says he is reconsidering its ties with Trump

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Real estate tycoon and White House hopeful Donald Trump has lost high-profile US contracts over his anti-immigrant stance

The Turkish franchise of Trump Towers announced on Sunday that it was reconsidering its business relationship with Donald Trump due to the US republican White House hopefuls call for keeping Muslims out of the US.

Trump Towers in Istanbul is a glass commercial and residential complex owned by Turkish media mogul and businessman Aydin Dogan.

Dogan pays Trump for the brand name of the building which soars over the city's central business district and its mall features around 175 different stores, presenting Turkish and global brands.

Trump Towers Istanbul soars over the city central business district and its mall features around 175 different stores

Bulent Kural, the manager of Trump shopping mall said, "We regret and condemn Trump's discriminatory remarks. Such statements bear no value and are products of a mind that does not understand Islam, a peace religion, at all."

Kural stated their opinion as a franchise via an e-mail which read "Our reaction has been directly expressed to the Trump family. We are reviewing the legal dimension of our relation with Trump brand."  

Trump provoked international uproar and has come under heavy criticism from the international community and the US for his plan, which calls for Muslims, including refugees, students and tourists, to be banned from entering the country after a shooting in California by a Muslims couple that killed 14 people.

Trump is a real estate mogul and former reality show TV star who leads opinion polls in the Republican nomination for the November 2016 presidential election.

TRTWorld and agencies