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Israel Responsible for WikiLeaks in Anti-Turkish plot, AKP Members Says
Hürriyet Daily News ^ | Wednesday, December 1, 2010 | SEVİL KÜÇÜKKOŞUM

Posted on 12/01/2010 12:18:05 PM PST by nickcarraway

Israel could have engineered the release of hundreds of thousands of confidential documents on WikiLeaks as a plot to corner Turkey on both domestic and foreign policy, according to a senior ruling party official.

“One has to look at which countries are pleased with these. Israel is very pleased. Israel has been making statements for days, even before the release of these documents,” Hüseyin Çelik, deputy leader of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, and the party’s spokesperson, told reporters at a press conference Wednesday.

Following initial reaction to the leaked U.S. Embassy cables, which have revealed diplomatic secrets about Turkey, Azerbaijan, its Middle Eastern neighbors, Turkish officials have started to suspect that “the main cause of these leaks was to weaken the Turkish government.”

WikiLeaks has released approximately 250,000 documents of confidential U.S. diplomatic correspondence to newspapers around the world. Around 8,000 of those documents are from the U.S. Embassy to Ankara.

The first signal came from President Abdullah Gül, who said Tuesday the leaks seemed to be a result of a systematic work with some purpose behind it.

Though government officials like Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Çiçek avoided naming Israel in their public statements Wednesday, Çelik, a close aide to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, singled out the country with his comments Wednesday.

“Documents were released and they immediately said, ‘Israel will not suffer from this.’ How did they know that?” Çelik said.

Turkey and Israel have had bitter relations since the flotilla crisis, in which Israeli commandos killed eight Turkish and one American-Turkish citizen. “Turkey, with its efficiency and foreign policy, has treaded on someone’s fields. The prime minister is known as a dominant leader not only in Turkey but also in the world,” Çelik told reporters.

Yasin Doğan, a columnist for the pro-government Yeni Şafak newspaper, also named the Israeli lobby in the U.S. as the source of the cable leaks. “Some people from the U.S. want to drive the [Barack] Obama administration in a different direction. They also want to adjust the relations of many governments with the U.S.,” he said in his article Wednesday. Doğan is the penname of Yasin Akdoğan, who is one of Erdoğan’s political advisors.

According to observers, government officials believe the cables leaked through WikiLeaks were selected as part of a comprehensive plan to corner Turkey both in terms of domestic and international politics.

The publication of allegedly baseless claims on Erdoğan’s personal assets, the highlighting of a silent rift between Gül and Erdoğan and the focusing on Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu have been perceived as tools to create disturbances for the government inside the country and ahead of next year’s general elections, according to some observers.

When reminded that the cables depicted Gül and Erdoğan as political rivals, the president said “such claims could not hurt” his relations with the prime minister.

On foreign policy, the release of cables indicating that many Arab countries were in fact in favor of a military attack on Iran to scuttle Tehran’s ambitions to develop nuclear weapons were seen as moves to show that Turkey was alone in defending Iran in the region.

“This situation posits Turkey as the only advocate of Iran not only in Europe but also in the Middle East,” Murat Yetkin, Ankara representative of the daily Radikal, wrote in his column Wednesday.

Yetkin added his observation that Ankara has evaluated the cables as a psychological campaign to push Turkey to take a cooler stance on Iran.

Furthermore, the release of remarks by Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev on Turkey and other remarks that Balkan countries were extremely uncomfortable with Davutoğlu’s frequently heard rhetoric on neo-Ottonamism were also evaluated as moves to weaken Turkish influence in its near abroad.


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemites; cables; dajooz; iranturkey; islamicstate; israel; moderateislam; turkey; turkeyiran; wikileaks; wikileaksdocdump

1 posted on 12/01/2010 12:18:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oy vey.

What EVer.


2 posted on 12/01/2010 12:20:41 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: SJackson

Ping


3 posted on 12/01/2010 12:23:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Yeah. But only because they want to drink your juicy juicy arab blood, which feeds their receptor cavities up be perfect power.


4 posted on 12/01/2010 12:28:46 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, a bunch of muslime swine blame the Joooos. There’s a shock.

DailyKooks and DUmmies will get on board blaming the Jooooos soon, too.

/”Joooos” not meant to be derogatory to Jews, but rather mocking of the muslime swine and leftdolts.


5 posted on 12/01/2010 12:29:41 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: piytar

Predictable.


6 posted on 12/01/2010 12:39:34 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: nickcarraway

The face of “moderate” Islam.


8 posted on 12/01/2010 1:05:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: nickcarraway

Quick, tell all the Praeterist Freepers. They love to hate Israel.


9 posted on 12/01/2010 1:08:20 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: nickcarraway

Why are the releases “favorable” to Israel?

Because they depict things as they really are- Arab doubetalk for example- or the back stabbing of so called friendly Islamic nations- etc- all minus the BS and rote anti Israel bias that passes for our reality.

The truth is always of benefit to Israel. Always.


10 posted on 12/01/2010 1:18:15 PM PST by HearMe
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To: nickcarraway
Israel could have engineered the release of hundreds of thousands of confidential documents on WikiLeaks as a plot to corner Turkey on both domestic and foreign policy, according to a senior ruling party official.

This is completely true. Israel could have engineered the 1907 and 1908 World Series wins for the Chicago Cubs.

Two can play your game, SEVİL KÜÇÜKKOŞUM.


11 posted on 12/01/2010 1:22:21 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: pyx

I always love the ways the Israelis @#$%^&* up the Amish.


12 posted on 12/01/2010 1:44:37 PM PST by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

And you know who’s behind all the antisemitism? THE JEWS! ;’) Thanks nickcarraway.


13 posted on 12/01/2010 7:24:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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14 posted on 12/02/2010 1:15:25 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: nickcarraway

Islam is a mental disorder


15 posted on 12/02/2010 1:17:53 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: nickcarraway

“Israel Responsible for Wikileaks” and 9/11.

Muslim reality testing is not too good.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 8:29:30 AM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: huldah1776

NO, its really “Bushes fault” /sarc


17 posted on 12/02/2010 4:35:46 PM PST by Wuli
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To: nickcarraway

What silly games everyone plays...


18 posted on 12/02/2010 4:41:34 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Wuli

LOL!


19 posted on 12/02/2010 4:44:08 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: SJackson

Hey! It took them ‘til I counted to 11. My world is shattered! I expected that at the count of ten, and they’ve gone and made their paranoid Rogain-starved assertion one second too late! What can one rely on anymore?


20 posted on 12/02/2010 6:19:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5 ( They cry "Piece, piece." And there is no peace.)
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