Turkey, currently in crises with Syria, Iraq, Greece, France, Libya, Armenia, UAE, Saudi Arabia and others desperately wants to engage against Israel, but without angering Trump & Co.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Turkey has been threatening many countries in recent months. But noticeably absent from the incitement campaign that Ankara tends to run against Greece, Armenia, France and others is Israel.
This is not because Turkey’s ruling party likes Israel; indeed, Turkey is one of the most hostile countries in the world to Israel. Turkey’s president has hosted Hamas terrorists twice this year, has compared Israel to the Nazis and has threatened to break off relations with the UAE after the Gulf state and Israel signed a normalization deal. Continue Reading »
As President Erdogan is “playing host” to the radical Islamic group Hamas, terrorists are plotting attacks on Israel from Turkey, using Istanbul as their base of operations.
By David Rosenberg
The Turkish government is hosting Hamas terrorists on its soil and permitting them to plan terror attacks on Israeli targets, a report released by The Telegraph Tuesday night claims.
According to the report, transcripts of Israeli police interrogations of terrorists show that senior Hamas terrorists are using Istanbul as a center for the terror group’s operations abroad. Terrorist leaders operating out of Turkey’s largest city direct Hamas activities in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, the report added, including the a foiled plot to assassinate the mayor of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Netanyahu suggests the cutthroat Turkish president ‘stop lying’ after he held up a propaganda placard with misleading maps of Israel during his UNGA address, erroneously claiming a ‘shrinking Palestine’.
– Prior to his speech, Erdogan compared the murder of Jews during the Holocaust, to the deaths in Gaza.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the Holocaust and provided a show and tell presentation, similar to the ones favored by Israeli leader, condemning what he described is an Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly attended by world leaders, the Turkish president said the only solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an “immediate establishment” a Palestinian state. Continue Reading »
Turkish strongman claims the Jewish state ‘scares’ neighboring countries with its secret nuclear arsenal while Ankara, currently banned from developing nuclear weapons, isn’t granted the same protection from its “almost neighbor” Israel.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, while its “almost neighbor” Israel uses its nuclear arsenal to terrorize other nations.
“Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not one or two. But (they tell us) we can’t have them. This, I cannot accept,” he told his ruling AK Party members in the eastern city of Sivas. Continue Reading »
Turkey’s Spokesman for the AK Party of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warns the U.S. that if it declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, it ‘would damage Middle East democracy.’
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
The White House said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump was working to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, a step that would bring sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi asked Trump to make the designation, which Egypt has already done, in a private meeting during an April 9 visit to Washington, a senior U.S. official said, confirming a report in the New York Times. Continue Reading »
In contravention of UN Security Council resolution 2231, Turkey, who purchased advanced electronic capacitors made by a Jerusalem-based company, is said to have sold them to Iran for use in its nuclear program.
– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suspected of circumventing UNSC Resolution 2231
– Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates Michael Flynn, Erdoğan connection.
By Itamar Eichner
The United Nations (UN) has opened an investigation into Turkey allegedly selling electronic equipment to Iran included in a list of items banned for export to the Islamic republic, thereby violating a Security Council resolution on the matter.
The UN also contacted Israel seeking it open its own inquiry into the matter, after it was discovered the equipment sold by Turkey to Iran was manufactured by a Jerusalem-based Israeli company, considered a major manufacturer of electronic capacitors. Continue Reading »
Having been expelled from Turkey, Israeli Amb. Eitan Na’eh was required to endure a strict security check at the Istanbul airport in front of especially invited Turkish press strategically placed to film a choreographed humiliating departure.
– Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned the no.2 Turkish diplomat in Israel for official reprimand.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel’s Ambassador to Ankara Eitan Na’eh, who was expelled at the orders of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was humiliated at the Istanbul International Airport on Wednesday as he was made to undergo a strict security check in front of media cameras.
The Turkish media teams were invited to the airport to cover Na’eh’s departure from the country and filmed him removing his jacket at the request of security personnel. Continue Reading »
Erdogan’s Turkey is meddle in internal Israeli affairs by investing large amounts of money in so-called ‘charity’ activities in Arab Jerusalem. According to the Shin Bet security agency, an “investigation points to the deep involvement of Hamas members in Turkey,” coordinating and promoting terrorist activities in Judea and Samaria.
By Yochanan Visser
In the run-up to the US Embassy move to Jerusalem, Turkey, together with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, is pumping a quarter of a billion dollars into the Islamification of the city, according to Israel’s Hadashot News (formerly Channel 2 News).
The Wakf, the Muslim custodian of the Islamic holy places on the Temple Mount, and a slew of Islamist organizations in Israel’s capital received the bulk of the money officially to ‘rescue’ the holy sites and to finance ‘renovations.’ Continue Reading »
Egyptian official says his country has no interest adopting the confrontational stance concocted by the Turkish president in response to the US’s recognition of Jerusalem.
– ‘Egypt comes first.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff
An Egyptian official told Israel Hayom that his country had no interest in confronting the United States over its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, even as representatives of the member states of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation have attacked Israel and President Donald Trump.
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At an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who chaired the event, demanded Muslim-majority nations counter President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by declaring the city the capital of a future Palestinian state.
Because many Kurds waved Israeli flags during their referendum for independence, Turkey’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the Mossad security service as being responsible for the Kurd’s seeking independence and their subsequent vote last week.
By Chana Roberts
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday evening blamed Israel’s Mossad for Iraqi Kurdistan’s decision to become independent.
Iraqi Kurds on Tuesday night declared victory in the independence referendum held Monday.
Kurdistan’s futire border would be the area of their red, white & green national flag
According to Erdogan, the fact that the Kurds flew Israeli flags during their celebrations is proof of Israeli involvement. Continue Reading »
Turkish despot Erdoğan said that since Israel is the only nation to publicly support the Kurdish independence referendum, it’s not “legitimate” and “Turkey could not take any steps” moving forward with the Jewish State.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
ERBIL, Iraq – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Tuesday afternoon that “If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey could not take any steps” with the Jewish State, according to the Turkish news outlet Daily Sabah.
He went on to say that if the Kurdish referendum is held on its own, with only Israel and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) celebrating it, then it will not be legitimate. Continue Reading »
After viewing video of Erdogan’s security detail viciously assaulting protesters during an official White House visit this past May, 21 counts of assault and/or hate crimes were leveled against his bodyguards by Washington DC district attorney.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized the indictment in Washington of members of his security detail who were charged with assaulting protesters during an official White House visit in May.
US police are deployed in front of the Turkish embassy in Washington during President Erdogan’s visit on Tuesday May 16, 2017 – ديف كلارك (اف ب)
A total of 19 people including Turkish security officials have been identified from video footage of the May 16 clashes with Kurdish protesters following a meeting between Erdogan and President Donald Trump. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Neda Amin, who was given temporary refugee status in Turkey, thanks Israel for being granted asylum after Ankara threatened to deport her back to Iran for treason – ‘blogging in an Israeli newspaper.’
By Andrew Friedman/TPS
Neda Amin, the Iranian-born journalist who fled Iran in 2014 and was expelled from Turkey last month, arrived in Israel Thursday after being granted a special tourist visa by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.After she failed to show up for her flight on Monday, fears arose she might have been arrested by Turkish authorities who planned to extradite her to Iran. But after Jerusalem discreetly sought answers from Ankara, Turkish authorities clarified she will be allowed to leave, following which the Israeli consulate in Istanbul purchased a flight ticket for her. Continue Reading »
The Iranian journalist who’s been living with refugee status in Turkey, was given asylum in Israel after threats of being deported to Iran for treason, ‘spying for the Jewish State.’
– The circumstances surrounding Neda Amin’s disappearance are being investigated.
Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem confirmed Monday that Nada Amin, the Iranian journalist who was granted political asylum in Israel, remains in Turkey, and said they were looking into reports she was arrested trying to leave the country.Interior Minister Aryeh Deri granted Amin political asylum Sunday after reports surfaced that Turkey was planning to deport her to Iran. Continue Reading »