But you knew that, because we have been following the antics of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for years.

His is the quiet takeover of Turkish society, unlike the brash and ultimately too brash Mohammed Morsi in Egypt.

This latest from the Turkish Foreign Minister is standard stock at this point.

Via Times of Israel, Davutoglu: Turkey will never cooperate with Israel against a Muslim country (emphasis added):

Turkey on Saturday denied reports of its involvement in an alleged Israeli air strike on a military base in Latakia, Syria on Wednesday, which allegedly targeted “missiles and related equipment” meant for Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.

Turkish Foreign Minister Agmet Davutoglu said Saturday: “There is an attempt to give the impression that Turkey has coordinated with Israel. We have issues with Syria, an issue based on a principle. But let me say it clearly: The Turkish government has never cooperated with Israel against any Muslim country, and it never will.”

Davutoglu was speaking at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif Saturday in Istanbul.

So there’s that.

(Featured Image: Turkish Prime Minister confronting Israeli President Shimon Peres at Davos 2009)