Tag Archive for Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Saudi Arabia, Jordan, PA warn Israel: Beware of Erdogan’s Jerusalem agenda

According to an Israel newspaper, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the PA have all voiced their trepidation to Israel over Turkey’s President Erdogan, and his maneuvering to “claim ownership over the Jerusalem issue.” 

By i24NEWS

 

Israel has been warned the past year by Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority over Turkey’s growing influence in Jerusalem, particularly President Erdogan’s attempt to “claim ownership over the Jerusalem issue,” Haaretz reported on Thursday.

Israeli defense officials confirmed the warnings to Haaretz, adding that Turkey’s activities in Jerusalem have been monitored closely by Israel.

Dome of the Rock, on the Temple Mount – IsraelandStuff/PP

Such activities included donations by Turkey to Islamic organizations in Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, organizing of arranged tours by Erdogan’s AKP party as well as demonstrations by Turkish citizens in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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UAE intercepts sophisticated Israeli electronics sold to Turkey, rerouted to Iran

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 »

Denied Diplomatic Protocols, Expelled Israeli Envoy Humiliated at Turkish Airport

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 »

Turkish leader scheming Jerusalem Islamization prior to US Embassy relocation

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.’

View of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Ignoring Erdogan, Egypt refuses to confront U.S. and Israel

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.

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.

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Erdogan threatens Israel, accusing Mossad behind Kurdish independence vote

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 »

Erdogan threatens to end Israel-Turkey relations over Jerusalem’s support for Kurdish state

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 »

Turkey’s strongman Erdogan fuming over ‘scandalous’ US indictment of his security team

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.

By AFP

 

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 »

Welcome to Israel ♥ – Expelled Iranian-born journalist gets asylum in Israel

 

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 »

Presumed betrayed by Turkey, Iranian journalist missed her asylum flight to Israel

 

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.

By TPS

 

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 »

Turks remind uppity Jews to appreciate Ottoman Empire, forgetting Jews paid jizya to stay alive

 

In a tit for tat spat originating from Turkey, their Foreign Ministry spokesman now decrees that life was better for the Jews during the Ottoman Empire (before the Jewish state), ignoring the genocides, or the abuses perpetrated on those who couldn’t pay their ‘jizyah’, the infidel tax.

BY HERB KEINON

 

The Jews should appreciate how good they had it under the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday after Israel responded to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on the Temple Mount crisis by reminding him that the days of the Ottoman Empire are over.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan desperately seeking the prestige once awarded the Ottoman Empire.

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Turkey’s Despot Erdogan Spewing ‘Conspiracy Theories’ to Incite Muslims Against Israel

 

Even though Erdogan knew Israel’s security on the Temple Mount was enhanced after armed Muslim terrorists opened fire murdering 2 Israeli Policemen, he told the Turkish parliament that Israel “is using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to take al-Aqsa Mosque from the hands of Muslims.”
– Netanyahu’s office said Erdogan claims are “absurd, unfounded and distorted.”

By Itamar Eichner and AP

 

Israel dismissed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s accusation Tuesday that it was trying taking over holy sites in Jerusalem from Muslims.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry called Erdogan’s remarks “absurd, unfounded and distorted.”

“The days of the Ottoman Empire have passed,” it continued. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM Netanyahu and President Rivlin feud over planned phone call with Erdogan

Following Erdoğan’s effort to reach out to Israel’s President Rivlin, the Prime Minister’s Office knowing of the Turkish leader’s position conveyed Netanyahu’s opposition to the planned conversation by objecting strenuously to any Turkish involvement in the current Temple Mount crisis.

By Itamar Eichner

 

President Reuven Rivlin joined efforts to calm tensions at the Temple Mount Thursday afternoon by announcing his intention to speak with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan following a request made by the Turkish leader.

Rivlin attacked those who “preferred to blacken his face instead of acting for the good of the country” following criticism of the planned conversation. Continue Reading »

Despite renewed ties with Israel, Erdogan incites Muslims to ’embrace the Palestinian cause’

 

Taking a tough stance on Israel despite recently renewed ties between the two countries, Erdoğan calls on “all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem.”

By Associated Press

 

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged Muslims to defend the Palestinian cause, striking a tough stance on Israel despite improved ties between the two nations.

Turkey builds Mosques in Gaza

The president of majority Muslim Turkey said Tuesday “it is the common duty of all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem” and that safeguarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque should not be left to children armed with nothing but stones. Continue Reading »

In first TV interview by Israeli in 13 years Erdogan unabashed over Marmara flotilla fiasco

 

In the interview, Erdoğan said that claims made by Israeli commandos about violence perpetrated by those aboard the ship were “all lies” and “They cannot be believed,” Erdoğan said, “we have all the documents to prove it.”
(- Apparently he didn’t watch the [included below]video provide by the IDF that used onboard CCTV film and real-time footage taken by the IDF, documenting the event.)

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

For the first time in 13 years, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sat down for an interview with an Israeli TV station and called for opening a new chapter in relations between the two countries. Continue Reading »