Of course. Who else? Islamic Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Paranoia Update: “Erdogan claims Jewish investors behind protests,” by Dror Zeevi for Ynet News, June 14 (thanks to Joshua):
After two weeks of protests, each side in the Turkish tumult is starting to produce its own narrative, explain the origin of the protest and plan the next step.
In the demonstrators’ viewpoint, the protest’s train has long left its humble beginnings as an environmental struggle against the redevelopment of Gezi Park in central Istanbul, and is now heading toward far more general goals.
The object of the protestors’ ire is no longer Gezi Park, the ruling AK party or even the government, but one man – Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Described as an autocrat, demonstrators protest his attempts to force values, norms and codes of conduct on a widely diverse public, and especially against the move to make Erdogan president carrying sweeping authorities.
Erdogan’s conduct toward the demonstrators ““ his refusal to meet with leaders and harsh measures aimed at suppressing the demonstrations ““ is for them ample proof to their claims.
The protestors have little love for the Turkish media outlets, as well, which act like cowed rabbits, provide little coverage of the demonstrations and tend to support the government’s stance.
Have they been taking lessons from pro-Islamic supremacist “journalists” such as Niraj Warikoo, Christiane Amanpour, Spencer Ackerman, Lisa Wangsness, Manya Brachear, Bob Smietana, Kari Huus, Dave Weigel, Michael Kruse, Eli Clifton, Alex Kane, Alex Seitz-Wald, Adam Serwer, Max Blumenthal, et al?
Conversely, over the last few days and especially since returning from a visit to north Africa, the Turkish PM has constructed his own theory of the ongoing events. At first he comprised a long lists of supposed suspects behind the protests ““ opposition supporters, hooligans, foreign governments ““ but recently the government’s narrative is taking a more stable shape and accusations are mostly directed at business men and large-scale investors Erdogan has been terming “the interests lobby.”
According to him, these want to hamper Turkey’s economy for short-term profits. Though the specific guilty partners were not explicitly named, it appears Erdogan is hinting at investors such as Jewish-American tycoon George Soros and other Jewish and Western businessmen.
Soros? Soros has never been against the imposition of Sharia anywhere. Why would he oppose Erdogan?