In a forthcoming two-part interview with Mehdi Hasan, the renowned US academic and award-winning author, Noam Chomsky calls Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a "murderer".
Following last week's suicide attack in a historic district of Istanbul, Erdogan criticised Chomsky and other "so-called intellectuals" for supporting Kurdish separatists.
Chomsky had previously accused the Turkish government of carrying out a "terrorist" war against the Kurds. In this interview, Professor Chomsky says that President Erdogan is "undoubtedly carrying out vicious repressive actions attacking the Kurdish population," and adds that he would call him a "murderer".
In the wide-ranging interview, Chomsky also clarifies his position on the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, discusses the spat between Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, comments on the US presidential elections, and questions the Palestinian BDS - boycott, divestment and sanctions - movement.
Part one will be broadcast on Friday, January 22, at 19:30 GMT. Part two will air Friday, January 29, at 19:30 GMT.
Source: Al Jazeera