He defends Islamic genocide in Sudan, and take on Israel in a bid to get re elected as the Prime Minister of Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan defends Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court for killing half a million Sudanese Christians and non-Arab Muslims.
In March 2010, he denied that Turks ever killed Armenian civilians. He said the Turkish military garrison stationed in Cyprus since 1974 is “not an occupier” but “[ensures] the peace.”
On tens of thousands of Kurds killed by Turkish security forces from 1984 to 1999, he says nothing.
Could it be that there is something more to Erdogan’s rage against Israel?
Turkish elections, 13 months away, hold the answer. Backing for Erdogan’s party has fallen to 29 per cent, the lowest level since it won power in 2002 and far below the 47 per cent it scored in July 2007.
So Erdogan decided to play the Israel card.
In the 2009 Pew Global Attitudes survey, 73 per cent of Turks rated their opinions of Jews as “negative.” Meanwhile, 68 per cent of Turks rated their opinions of Christians as “negative.”
A 2010 BBC poll found negative views of the U.S. among 70 per cent of Turks.
Source: Wall Street Journal, Steven J. Rosen
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is turning Turkey into another Islamic republic of Iran.
This is worrisome by it self, Turkey being the gateway between Europe and Asia. But the most dangerous side of the radicalization of Turkey, is the US Nuclear rockets stored up in this NATO-member state.
The nuclear bombs of Turkey, was placed there as a counter measure of the USA, if Russia had attacked America with atomic force. Today, these nuclear weapons on Turkish soil, do not serve any strategic interests of Washington.
But if Turkey turns into another Talibanized statehood of Pakistan, the US has another major security threat on its hands.
The first nation to feel the heat, is again the state of Israel.