As Turkey embraces, and attempts to lead, the latest jihad against Israel, Turkey’s Islamic supremacist Prime Minister fulminates about Israel’s acts of defense against the Hamas-linked Jihad Flotilla. “Turkey’s PM says Israel should be punished,” by Pinar Aydinli and Tulay Karadeniz for Reuters, June 1:
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called Tuesday for Israel to be punished for storming a Turkish aid ship and said “nothing would ever be the same” in relations between the two allies.
Turkey was infuriated by the killing of nine people, including four Turks, during the Israeli assault Monday to stop a convoy of six vessels delivering aid to the Gaza Strip, and 368 Turks were still being held in Israel.
“Israel’s behavior should definitely, definitely be punished,” a spirited Erdogan told a meeting of his parliamentary deputies broadcast on live television.
“No one should try to test Turkey’s patience,” he said.
“The time has come for the international community to say ‘enough’,” he said. “The United Nations must not stop at its resolution condemning Israel, but stand behind its resolution.”…
“Israel should lift the inhumane embargo on Gaza right away. Killing innocent people is a wicked recklessness,” he said.
Erdogan has become popular throughout the Islamic world for his trenchant criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. With an election due by July next year, Erdogan could bolster support for his Islamist-leaning AK Party….
“Today is the beginning of a new age. Things will never be the same again,” he declared. “We will never turn our back on the Palestinians.”…