UN Watch 28 February 2013
UN Watch expressed shock over anti-Jewish remarks delivered by Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan at a UN summit for tolerance, and urged UN chief Ban Ki-moon who was present on the stage yet stayed silent to speak out and condemn the speech.
The Geneva-based human rights group also called on Erdogan to apologize, and hoped US President Obama would press him to do so.
Speaking yesterday before a Vienna forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, a UN framework for West-Islam dialogue, Erdogan called Zionism, the movement founded in 1897 for Jewish self-determination, a "crime against humanity, likening it with anti-Semitism, fascism, and Islamophobia. click here for Turkish news report.
"We remind secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that his predecessor Kofi Annan recognized that the UNs 1975 Zionism-is-racism resolution was an expression of anti-Semitism, and he welcomed its repeal.
UN Watch urged all members of the Alliances High Level Group, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, "to denounce remarks that fundamentally contradict the very purpose of a forum supposedly dedicated to mutual tolerance.
"Erdogans misuse of this global podium to incite hatred, and his resort to Ahmandinejad-style pronouncements appealing to the lowest common denominator in the Muslim world, will only strengthen the belief that his government is hewing to a confrontational stance, and fundamentally unwilling to end its four-year-old feud with Israel. (continue reading...)
Israel - Turkeys Bluffing Game:
Turkish Youths Approve of Holocaust on Dutch TV http://badnewsfromthenetherlands.blogspot.co.il/2013/02/turkish-youths-approve-of-holocaust-on.html Bad News from the Netherlands 27 February 2013
Hamas Leader Meshaal Pays 'Secretive' Visit to Turkey http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/02/hamas-leader-khaled-meshaal-secret-turkey-visit.html Al-Monitor 22 February 2013
Turkey resumes Gaza flotilla trial for ex-IDF heads http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=304027 The Jerusalem Post 22 February 2013
Erdogan: "The Image of the Jews Is No Different from that of the Nazis" http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3583/erdogan-jews-nazis Gatestone Institute 11 February 2013
Erdogan on Syria hits: History won't forgive Israel http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=301923 JPost.com 4 February 2013
Turkish PM Erdogan discusses regional issues in Qatar http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-erdogan-discusses-regional-issues-in-qatar-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=40063&NewsCatID=338 Hurriyet Daily News 30 January 2013
Turkish religious affairs head meets Bosnia's grand mufti http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=102157 World Bulletin 23 January 2013
Turkish Mavi Marmara IHH Terrorists Released in Syrian Prisoner Exchange http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/turkish-mavi-marmara-ihh-terrorists-released-in-syrian-prisoner-exchange/ FrontPage Magazine 10 January 2013
Erdogan accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in Gaza http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4309117,00.html Ynetnews 23 November 2012
Pres. Obama Should Criticize Erdogan for Calling Israel "Terrorist State http://www.jewocity.com/blog/pres-obama-should-criticize-erdogan-for-calling-israel-terrorist-state/5976 Jewocity.com Blog 21 November 2012
Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Is A Terrorist State http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/19/turkish-prime-minister-israel-is-a-terrorist-state/ CBS 20 November 2012
Erdogan delays extradition request for Israeli prisoner http://www.timesofisrael.com/erdogan-delays-extradition-request-for-israeli-prisoner/ The Times of Israel 15 November 2012
Erdogan's Gaza Trip Fuels Fire between Hamas, Fatah http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/144514/erdogan-39-s-gaza-trip-fuels-fire-between-hamas-fatah.html turkishweekly.net 7 November 2012
Turkeys Ruling Party Celebrates Hamas http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/10/01/turkeys-ruling-party-celebrates-hamas/ Commentary Magazine 2 October 2012
Turkish Air Sponsoring Anti-Israel Hatefest http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/09/24/turkish-air-sponsoring-anti-israel-hatefest/ Commentary Magazine 25 September 2012
Turkish PM: Israel sent 'the world's richest Jew' to broker a deal with Turkey http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/diplomania/turkish-pm-israel-sent-the-world-s-richest-jew-to-broker-a-deal-with-turkey.premium-1.465671 Haaretz Israeli News Source 20 September 2012
Turkish PM, Hamas leader meet http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120725/eu-turkey-hamas/ Huffington Post 26 July 2012
Taliban terrorist fighters studying in Turkey http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=322751 ABNA.co 18 June 2012
Israeli Tourists "Not Needed" In Turkey, Says Erdogan http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2012/al-monitor/tk-2.html Al-Monitor 13 June 2012
Turkish Court Indicts Senior Israeli Military Officials in Murders on Gaza Flotilla http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31228 globalresearch.ca 4 June 2012
Turkish FM talks Palestine with Hamas chief http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-fm-talks-palestine-with-hamas-chief.aspx?pageID=238&nID=19042&NewsCatID=338 Hurriyet Daily News 23 April 2012
Video: Turkish TV ad features Hitler to sell shampoo http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/03/turkish-tv-ad-features-hitler-to-sell-shampoo.html Jihad Watch 27 March 2012
Turkish Minister: Jerusalem has to be freed of Israeli occupation http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=86364 World Bulletin 27 February 2012
Report: Turkey may replace Iran as Hamas' financier http://www.todayszaman.com/news-269888-report-turkey-may-replace-iran-as-hamas-financier.html Today's Zaman 30 January 2012
'Turkey denies promise of $300m. aid to Hamas' http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=255642 Jerusalem Post 30 January 2012