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It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Turkish PM Erdogan Begins Blaming The Jews For Nationwide Protests, Civil Unrest


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, one of Barack Hussein Obama’s greatest allies in the region, has openly blamed Israel for “insecurity” in the Middle East many times before. It’s quite apparent that he still perceives his southern Jewish neighbor as the root of all regional instabilities. If Turkey’s nationwide protests continue, what is implicitly inferred today may be explicitly expressed tomorrow. And we all have a pretty good idea of where this will all eventually lead

By Lori Lowenthal Marcus, The Jewish Press – “In one of Turkey’s largest newspapers, Sabah, the blame for all the rioting and ensuing damage to the Turkish economy is finally being blamed on the same people who were blamed for the Bubonic Plague, the death of the leader of one of the world’s great religions and Mel Gibson’s fall from grace…the financial lobby – some would call that code for ‘Jews.’

On Friday, June 7, an article appears in Sabah that reveals Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke to ‘tens of thousands’ of supporters who came out to greet him when he returned from a three day visit to North African countries.

Erdoğan’s trip abroad happened during the worst of the ongoing nationwide protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, which were sparked by plans to level a large park to be used instead for commercial purposes.

‘We’ve gotten to this point despite the interest rates lobby, and this lobby right now thinks it’s threatening Turkey with speculation in the markets,’ is how Bloomberg reported the event. ‘No power can stop Turkey’s rise except God,’ while supporters chanted: ‘Open the way and we’ll crush Taksim.’

Erdogan has accused ‘extremist’ groups, including terrorist from far-left organizations, and ‘unidentified foreign provocateurs’ of having a role in the fiercest anti-government protests in years.

But Sabah, a fiercely pro-Erdoğan media outlet, merely quoted the Turkish Prime Minister of blaming a non-specific ‘financial lobby’ or ‘interest lobby.’  Perhaps Walt or Mearsheimer are looking for reporting opportunities – they may be a good fit for Sabah.” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey’s Erdoğan Blames Israel for Mideast Insecurity – “Turkey’s prime minister stepped up criticism of Israel on Wednesday and scoffed at remarks by Israel’s prime minister, a sign of escalating distrust between the Jewish state and its only ally in the Muslim world… Erdogan told reporters in Paris that he perceived Israel as the principal threat to Middle East peace…” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey Installing New Military Tech That Will Allow Warplanes and Ships to Target Israel as the Enemy – “In yet another sign of the deterioration in Israel-Turkish ties, Turkey’s Star Gazete reported Tuesday that the military is installing new technology that will allow warplanes and ships to target Israeli vessels. Previously, Turkish planes, ships and submarines used American technology, which automatically classified Israeli equipment as ‘friendly.’ The new system, developed in Turkey, will allow the Turkish military to decide which targets to label as friendly. The switch was pioneered by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime.” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey: An Aggressive Emerging Islamist Autocracy That May Soon Become ‘The Greatest Threat To Israel’ – “Bernard Lewis, one of the world’s greatest experts on the Islamic world … predicted that Turkey would evolve into an aggressive Islamist dictatorship and could become the greatest threat to Israel. Alas, his prediction about Turkey is being realized … Clearly [Erdogan’s] objective is to emerge as the popular leader of a neo-Ottoman Sunni Muslim arc. To promote this objective, he has consciously exploited popular hatred of Israel as a vehicle by which to gain widespread support from the Arab masses. To this end, he has transformed Turkey’s former close alliance with Israel into one of aggressive confrontation and demonization, emerging as one of the leading Arab states directing hostility against the Jewish state.” Read more.

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