RSLWA is shocked and deeply dismayed at comments by Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding the safety of Australians in Turkey. Only recently Turkey was seeking to include Turkish veterans in the ANZAC Day march in Canberra. It would be appalling for Australians to feel threatened if they wish to visit Gallipoli to pay their respects. Our ANZACS fought against exactly the sort of hate and extremism these comments represent. The comments by the Turkish president are provocative and intolerable at a time when we should all unite to disavow radicalism.