Secretary of state apparently did not read Turkey’s press gloating reports following PM Netanyahu’s apology over the 2010 flotilla incident.
Israeli officials expressed astonishment on Sunday that US Secretary of State John Kerry praised Turkey for responding “sensitively” and without triumphalism to Israel’s apology for the Mavi Marmara incident.
“They have taken steps to try to prevent any sense of triumphalism,” Kerry said at a press conference on Sunday with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
“It has not come from the government. In fact, there has been limited response by the government itself and I think it’s important for everybody to take note of that.”
“What country is he talking about?” one Israeli official responded.
“I’m afraid the State Department did not show the secretary of state the press reports from Turkey following the apology.”
Source: Jerusalem Post
We must have pity on John Kerry, not being able to read Turkish.
How would he be able to now what goes on inside the renewed Ottoman Empire?
I am not sure of any of the US Embassy staff in Ankara being able to read Turkish either. After the US Ambassador was assassinated by “peaceful Muslims” in Bengazi, it must be difficult to recruit good staffers for service in the Muslim World.
I understand, it is difficult for John Kerry to find time and space to read newspapers like Jerusalem Post.
I have a suggestion for you, John Kerry: Why don’t you spend less time sleeping during daytime?
And when you, by any chance are connected to the Internet, use Google translation. I am sure there are some staffer’s inside the State Department who can help you.
Written by Ivar