Lately, the Israeli Hasbara Middle East ‘experts’ have been giving the impression that AKP government in Ankara is ‘returning’ to US-Israeli bosom by distancing itself from some of anti-Israel Muslim countries. They cite Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s criticism of Qaddafi and Bashar Assad as basis for their ‘conclusion’ – supported by the fact that Israeli deputy prime minister Moshe Ya’alon is holding ‘secret talks’ with Turkish officials to resolve their ‘differences’. Benji Netanyahu is in favor of putting some ‘good words’ into Obama’s ears about Turkey, but still refuses to apologize for murdering nine Turks on Mavi Marmara last year. It’s reported that under Washington’s pressure – Ankara is not allowing IHH’s Mavi Marmara to join the ten ships from 20 countries which are sailing to Gaza to break the illegal blockade of the enclave.
Last year, one of Israeli Hasbara ‘expert’, Michael Singh wrote an Op-Ed in the Foreign Policy magazine, saying that an ’independent’ Turkey would be more dangerous for Israel than Islamic Iran.
Both anti-Arab Turkey and Arab Syria have been at each others’ throat since the fall of Ottoman empire after WW I. It involved the Turk-Arab land ownership in Turkey and Syria. The state confiscated land in both Turkey and Syria, is estimated to be worth more than $40 billion. Erdogan mediated five rounds of talks between Syria and Israeli officials on the request of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in 2009.
Turkey has established its friendly relation with bordering Syria, mainly for Syria’s strategic importance in the region and Turkey’s festering Kurd problem which Israel has used for its proxy war against Turkey. Israel has 50,000 Jewish Kurds within its borders while a Kurdish minority also exists in Syria. The later is a major part of armed rebels fighting Syrian army.
Erdogan’s criticism of Qaddafi should be looked in the context of Turkey-Libya past. Libya was under Ottoman rule from 1551 until the Ottoman Empire lost the province of Trablusgarp (modern-day Libya) to Italy in the war of 1911-1912. Qaddafi who toppled the western-puppet monarchy in 1969 – was not on good terms with Crypto-Jewish Kemalists in Ankara. However, when Turkey was hit with Western sanctions and the temporary suspension of US aid following its 1974 military support for Turkish community in Cyprus, Libya supported Turkey with spare parts and jet fuel for military planes. Several Turkish prime ministers including Erdogan have visited Libya but Qaddafi has never responded to Turkey’s invitations for a reciprocal visit. Qaddafi also touched Ankara’s raw nerve when he told his quest, Turkish prime minister Erbakan that Ankara should create an independent Kurdish homeland which could later be joined by Kurd minorities living in Iraq, Iran and Syria.
Anyone, who is not duped by the Ziocons media and western governments, would know that Turkey never divorced Israel. Both countries still maintain diplomatic relation and their leaders meet each others in Ankara and Tel Aviv and other western capitals. What AKP government under Erdogan has been doing in the past eight years – is establishing new trading partners among its Arab and non-Arab neighbors and the Turkish-speaking countries. As a result, Turkey has become the 15th top richest country in the world.
As many western analyst are predicting the end of euro and the European Union (EU) in the future, after watching the violent riots in Spain and Greece – most Turks are happy that Turkey did not get admitted into EU. It’s now clear why Israel choose not to join EU even though Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi offered his services in this regard while addressing Knesset last year.
EU policy is controlled by France and Germany, two Islamophobe Zionist elites. “This sort of Franco-German condominium is already under challenge, but with the inclusion of Turkey in the European Union, it would be totally impossible to sustain,” says Ilter Turan, Professor of Political Science at the Bilgi University. On the other hand, Professor Sukru Sina Gurel, former Turkish Foreign Minister, says that Turkish public is tired of waiting and is better off without EU.
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