- Leaving the Mosque of the Faculty of Theology, Istanbul, (İlahiyat Fakültesi Camii) after Friday prayer, on 8 April 2016, President Erdoğan has confirmed his desire to strip those who support armed resistance of their nationality.
« I meant that all those that are involved in terrorist acts or who support terrorism must be sanctioned (…) they are not fit to be Turkish citizens. They are already in search of another citizenship or of the status of statelessness. It is unacceptable for a citizen of the Turkish Republic to betray Turkey, the Turkish homeland, or the Republic of Turkey. I do not think it right for those who betray the Turkish Republic to retain their citizenship», he responded.