Just yesterday I pointed out that the Turkish gov’t again proves how far it has slipped, after its Foreign Minister again lashed out at Israel in overtly religious terms
Don’t blame the Foreign Minister, the anti-Israel rhetoric emanates from the top, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, someone we have covered many times here:
- More Turkish threats
- Dangerous Turkey
- PM Erdogan: Turkish warships to help break Gaza blockade
- Turkey can’t handle the truth
- Turkey slide
What little pretense of moderation was left just dropped, as Erdogan himself attacked Israel, calling it a “spoiled child,” as reported by The Times of Israel:
Turkey’s prime minister berated Israel Sunday over its alleged air strike on Syria and likened the government in Jerusalem to a “spoiled child.”
In his first response to last Wednesday’s apparent attack on Syrian targets, which was widely attributed to Israel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the raid was illegal according to international law.
“Anything could happen in the region,” he told members of the press at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. “Those who treated the Israeli government like a spoiled child should know that history will not forgive Israel’s state structure.”
Perhaps Erdogan has forgotten that under his rule Turkey has attacked Kurdish rebels in other countries, particularly Iraq, and still illegally occupies part of Cyprus.
The rhetoric from Turkish leaders is becoming more and more dangerous.