Skip to comments.Turkey: demonstrators hail PM after Israel dispute
Posted on 01/30/2009 5:51:55 AM PST by marthemaria
Thousands of jubilant Turks welcomed their prime minister home on Friday, thronging the airport and later chanting "Turkey is proud of you!" after he publicly confronted the Israeli president over the Gaza war.
But some commentators expressed concern that the outburst at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, would hurt Turkey's bid to be an international mediator. Some media in Israel, an ally of Turkey, suggested that the Turkish leader was a hypocrite.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won praise in Gaza, where Turkish flags fluttered from a ruined mosque. But a former Israeli diplomat said the Turkish leader had slapped the face of all Israelis.
Erdogan was greeted by a jubilant crowd of more than 5,000 supporters, many waving Turkish and Palestinian flags, who flooded Istanbul's airport when his plane from Davos touched down about 2 a.m.
Later Friday, a smaller crowd of about 1,500 people applauded Erdogan as he inaugurated a subway station in Istanbul. "Turkey is proud of you," they chanted.
The dispute about Israel's offensive against Hamas took place at a panel discussion Thursday.
It ended when Erdogan told Israeli President Shimon Peres: "You kill people," and then stalked off the stage.
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“It ended when Erdogan told Israeli President Shimon Peres: “You kill people,” and then stalked off the stage.”
What he REALLY meant was “You kill Muslim people”.
TO a Muslim, killing of Muslims by non-Muslims is unpardonable. Only other Muslims can kill Muslims, while Muslims, of course, can kill as many inferior non-Muslims as they choose. Which of course, is why he never mentioned the dead Israelis.
So much for Turkey’s vaunted secularism and westernization.
Scratch ANY Muslim and you will find a desert bandit follower of Mohammad underneath.