Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Turkey deputy PM: "Gezi protests orchestrated by the Jewish diaspora"

Good news, Israel! For once, you aren't being blamed for something happening in the Muslim world!

From Hurriyet Daily News:
Foreign powers and the Jewish diaspora have triggered the unrest in Turkey and worked effectively to boost it, Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay said yesterday in the Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale.

Atalay also said the international media had a big role in "the conspiracy" and had led the unrest “well.” “The ones trying to block the way of Great Turkey will not succeed,” he said.

“There are some circles that are jealous of Turkey’s growth. They are all uniting, on one side the Jewish diaspora. You saw the foreign media’s attitude during the Gezi Park incidents; they bought it and started broadcasting immediately, without doing an evaluation of the [case],” Atalay said.

The Gezi protests started May 31, triggered by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s plan to remove a unique green area, Gezi Park, next to the iconic Taksim Square to build a replica of Ottoman artillery barracks and mall.

A sit-in by peaceful protesters turned into mass protests across the country with nearly 2 million people in 79 of the 81 Turkish cities attending, according to Interior Ministry estimates.

The heavy crackdown by the police with tear gas, water cannons and violent tools drew reaction from local citizens and the world. In total, four people including a police officer and three protesters were killed and more than 7,000 people injured, according to the Turkish Medical Association.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan repeatedly blamed an “interest rate lobby” and the world media for boosting the protests.
In case you are wondering for a moment who the "interest rate lobby" and the "foreign media" is, columnist Emre Deliveli did the research:

I thought the government had forgotten about them, but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan brought up the mysterious interest rate lobby during his speech outside the airport upon his arrival from his North African Rainbow Tour .

“The interest rate lobby believes it can threaten Turkey with stock market speculation ,” Erdoğan said. He did not specify who the members of this lobby were, so I had to resort to pro-government newspapers. According to articles in a daily owned by the conglomerate where the PM’s son-in-law is CEO, the lobby is a coalition of Jewish financiers associated with both Opus Dei and Illuminati. It seems the two sworn enemies have put aside their differences to ruin Turkey.

They are supported by the foreign media. Attacking a Bloomberg journalist in 2011, the same paper implied that Bloomberg, owned by a Jew, served the finance sector, also run by Jews.
It is so refreshing to see overt antisemitism, not hiding behind the fig leaf of "anti-Zionism."

Keep in mind that every time the Turkish government makes statements like these it is meant to boost their popularity with the people and help them win the next election. Hating Jews is a theme that can unite Turkey.

I'm sure Human Rights Watch and Amnesty are noticing this as well and are prepared to issue a statement denouncing anti-Jewish incitement in Turkey any minute now...

(h/t Gidon Shaviv)