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February 10, 2015 2:20 pm

Turkish Leader Accuses ‘Jewish Lobby’ of Plot to Topple Regime

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that his government would not give into the “Jewish lobby,” which he claims is working against the ruling AKP Party.

“I announce it from here: we have not and will not succumb to the Jewish lobby, the Armenian lobby or the Turkish-Greek minority’s lobbies,” Davutoglu said at a party gathering Sunday.

Arbitrary references to the “Jewish lobby” in the Muslim world can be construed as anti-Semitic sentiment without factual evidence supporting such claims. Leaders in various countries have historically blamed Jews and Israel for internal woes to alleviate domestic pressure and propagate the concept of an external enemy in order to cultivate regime legitimacy.

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The vague allegations come in the context of baseless accusations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who says that Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, was cooperating with the “parallel structure,” or members within the government allegedly seeking to topple the regime.

“The sincere people backing this parallel structure should see with whom this structure is cooperating with … Shame on them if they still cannot see that this structure is cooperating with the Mossad,” Erdogan said on January 31.

Key Turkish leaders have made numerous controversial and anti-Semitic statements in the past. Last year, Erdogan compared Israel to Hitler and predicted that the Jewish state “will drown in the blood that they shed” at a rally before his presidential election. The Turkish president has also referred to Israel as a “crime against humanity.” His government actively supports Hamas, a designated terrorist organization that is committed to the Jewish state’s destruction.

Other senior Turkish officials have also blamed their country’s problems on Jews.

The ruling AKP party mayor of Ankara also referenced the popular summer 2013 anti-government protests in Gezi as “a game of the Jewish lobby.”

“World powers and the Jewish Diaspora prompted the unrest and have actively encouraged it,” said now former Turkish deputy prime minister Besir Atalay in July 2013.

Steven Emerson is the Executive Director the Investigative Project on Terrorism (www.investigativeproject.org) where this article first appeared.

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  • Julian Clovelley

    Meanwhile the Zionists blame the present American administration for all their woes

    But I bet if the administration said that they “would not succumb to the Zionist lobby”, they’d accuse Obama of “Antisemitism”

    The logic one applies to others – applies to oneself too.

    I accept the concerns, but the basis of dialogue has to be equal and consistent treatment. That isn’t being observed (rightly or wrongly) in the true borders of the State of Israel – or in the West Bank

  • Ariely Shein

    Islamist Erdogan transforms Turkey into an Islamist country>
    Example of Erdogan Islamist actions and says:

    1:The EU Jihadist have a free passage in to and out of ISIL territory from Turkey.
    The Jihadist are using Turkey territory to return to their host countries and commit terror crimes against inocent people.
    Islamist Erdogan could close this free passé Why he didn’t?
    Sources: All the Media broadcasted the clip of the Paris murderer terrorist
    wife crossing to Turkey

    2: Turkish intelligence, under the apparent direction of then Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, allegedly has been authorizing the smuggling of arms to al-Qaida cells in Syria.
    http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/busted-turkey-caught-smuggling-weapons-to-al-qaida/#bSBeDCMzhsES7Xdd.99

    3:Erdogan stated that
    “democracy is like a train. You take it where you have to go, and then you get
    off”.
    Erdogan is alredy one and a half food down from the democratic train.
    http://www.metro.us/news/democracy-is-like-a-train-turkey-protests-for-dummies/tmWmfe—2byDjL7w8zWJ6/

    4: Erdoğan rejected attempts to call Turkey the representative of moderate Islam.
    “It is unacceptable for us to agree with such a definition. Turkey has never been a country to represent such a concept.
    Moreover, Islam cannot be classified as moderate or not,”Erdoğan said, speaking at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
    http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/11360374.asp

    5:Erdogan declared that Hamas is his sister party.
    Know Islamist Hamas ideology Erdogan family – similar to the ISIL however 3
    decades older
    The following points are from Hamas Islamist charter:
    **: Peace &quiet for Christians and Jews would not be possible except under Islam
    ** Sharia goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force till the Day of udgment
    (Areas they refer are :Paris down India–Vienna diagonal Caucuses)
    ** “The day of judgment will not come until Moslems fight killing the Jews.
    http://www.acpr.org.il/resources/hamascharter.html

    6:Erdogan supports and is supported the Turkish IHH organization, a part of the international terror network.
    ** IHH was involved in planning an AL QAEDA ATTACK against Los Angeles International Airport
    **IHH activists took part in Muslim wars. It transferred money and “caches of firearms, knives and pre-fabricated explosives
    (Reference the Danish Institute for International Studies and French intelligence report)
    http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/data/pdf/PDF_10_134_2.pdf

    7:In January 2014-Turkish counter-terrorism police raided the offices of IHH,in an
    operation against suspected links to al-Qaeda.
    What is the fate of some of the courageous police officers?
    Arrested and expect sentence.
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/01/turkish-police-raid-charity-aiding-syria-201411411543616402.html

    8: Islamist Erdogan wrote, directed and played the lead role in the play in the Maskomya theatre show, which presented Judaism as evil.
    (Hitler wrote MIne Kamf Erdogan wrote Maskomaya)

    9: Islamist Erdogan blamed the Jews for the Turkey 2013 massive demonstrations against
    his Islamist government

    10:Islamist :Erdogan blamed Israel of being responsible for the turmoil in Egypt;
    ——————————
    Islamist Erdogan prefers not to remember the Jews Israeli versus Arabs contribution to
    contemporary Turkey.
    Most likely the University he graduated from was modernized by Jews as well.

    * The teaching of modern sciences in Turkey was established by 300 Jewish
    professors (read the Turkish book “The Jews of Bosporus””)

    And Israel versus Arabs contribution to Turkey
    * After each Earth quick disasters Israel provided massive help to Turkey.
    *Israel lobbied in Europe the Turkish quest for EU membership/
    Arabs:
    * The Arabs revolt was one of the key factors in WW1 Turkey defeat
    * Arabs help to Turkey was insignificant

  • judorebbe

    Note to PM Davutoglu –
    Aw, c’mon. We’re better than that, and you know it. Just read our operations manual, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion … If we really wanted your sorry asses overthrown, you would already be toast.

  • Kurdistan

    So-called Turks and Arabs must return to their deserts, and leave the native Mesopotamian peoples like Kurds and Israelis to build great nations.

  • Jose Duran

    We can’t expect logical or reasoned speeches from the Turkish government, which has proven its despotic undemocratic, and primitive line. As most Islamic regimes this government represents the worst that Islam has to offer, and should never be accepted as a member of the western world.

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