Funny thing: this could be the first time I ever agree with Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He doesn’t want Israel in the UN, and I don’t either. In fact, I’ll out-Erdogan Erdogan: I don’t want the United States in the UN. Or any other nation that remains free.
“Gaza: Erdogan, Israel Should Be Banned from the UN,” from ANSAmed, January 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
(ANSAmed) – ANKARA, JANUARY 16 – Turkish Prime Minster, Tayyip Erdogan said today that Israel should be banned from the United Nations for having ignored the request by the Security Council of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The premier made his statements during a speech held in front of Parliamentary representatives of his party, the pro-Islamic Justice and Development (Akp) party, broadcast on state television.
Since last year Turkey has been a non-permanent member on the UN Security Council. “Israel”, said Erdogan, “does not respect the binding resolution of the UN regarding the ceasefire. For Israel this is a habit. The Jewish state is a country that in the past has not respected hundreds of UN resolutions. I want to ask the United Nations”, said the Turkish Premier again, “how can they allow a country that constantly ignores Security Council resolutions to pass through the doors of the UN?”. Erdogan did not specify if he intended to suggest a ban on Israel from the UN, whether it be temporary of definitive.