In recent months, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, has been harshly critical of Israel and passing himself off as a champion of Palestinian rights, most recently in response to the Israeli raid on the flotilla carrying aid to Gaza.
“It should be known that we will not stay silent and unresponsive in the face of this inhuman state terror,” said Erdogan. “International law has been trampled underfoot.” Other Turkish officials have followed suit, condemning Israel for its “savagery” and attacks on innocent civilians.
It is interesting to hear such criticisms coming from a country that remains an unrepentant perpetrator of the first genocide of the twentieth century, maintains an illegal blockade of Armenia, illegally occupies 1/3 of the island of Cyprus, systematically oppresses its Kurdish population and throws innocent Kurdish children into prison (see the below BBC report video).
Now if that’s not the pot calling the kettle black, we don’t know what is.
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