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March 22, 2015 9:19 pm

Turkish TV Station Airs Antisemitic ‘Protocols Sequel’ Echoing Rhetoric of President Erdogan

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A Turkish news station aligned with the country’s ruling AKP party recently aired an antisemitic documentary entitled “The Mastermind,” Al-Monitor reported late last week.

The film, described by the publication as a sequel to “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” argued that Turkey had fallen victim to a “Mastermind,” which it identified as the Jews.

According to the report, the film echoed the rhetoric of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who several months ago voiced a theory that Turkey had fallen victim to a “Mastermind.” According to Al-Monitor, A Haber, the “news station” which aired the film, acts “like a propaganda outlet” for Erdogan and his AKP party.

The film claimed that the so-called Mastermind “rules the world, burns, destroys, starves, wages wars, organizes revolutions and coups, and establishes states within states.” It even featured libels about Jewish culture, and blamed the 2003 Iraq war on a Jewish search for the Ark of the Covenant.

Last year, Erdogan denied charges that he was antisemitic, even though he called Israel a “terrorist state” and accused it of “surpassing Hitler in barbarism.”

By many accounts, antisemitism is on the rise in Turkey. Last year, there was a violent riot at the Israeli embassy in Turkey. Last summer, a Turkish lawmaker also said that antisemitism in Turkey was worse than that in Iran, citing a study showing that 69 percent of Turkish people harbored antisemitic beliefs.

A few days ago, The Washington Post reported that AKP party official Fuat Ozgur Calapkulu had tweeted “The caliph is coming, get ready.” The official later said that the tweet was intended as a joke.

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  • Ken Kelso

    Turkey is guilty of murdering 3.5 million people in 20th century.
    Erdogan doesn’t want people to know this.
    Look at this pic which details the Turkish genocide.

  • Turkey is a NATO ally of the USA, Canada, UK, France et al! Can Turkey’s president be relied upon in an emergency? Is it any wonder that France and Germany have led the campaign to keep Turkey out of the EU? Europeans see Turkey as Islamic and Asian, not European. The Turkish president builds one of the world’s biggest palaces, with 1,150 rooms, 250 rooms for the president and his family, while his country suffers poverty. The govt has refused to disclose the cost which appears to be over one billion dollars.

  • DocReality

    Here’s a real pig who needs to be polished off by the Mossad.

  • Izzy

    Too bad so many world leaders spew such poison and venom. Turkey’s president is very low on my list of global leaders I admire or respect. I know Turkey’s parliament has some good people though so maybe they can help buffer Erdogan’s toxic mentality. I also know many of the people of Turkey are spirited and intelligent folks that tune out a lot of what Erdogan says and are praying for the Hizmet movement to take root and balance out the tone and vibe. I hope their prayers are answered. Till then, Erdogan is a man I find little reason to listen to. He’s like Obama in many ways. Ugh.

  • Scott

    Turkey is a joke indeed….!