Skip to comments.Turkey accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in Gaza
Posted on 11/20/2012 5:56:58 PM PST by bruinbirdman
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza, saying the Jewish state's air raids could not be considered self-defence.
"Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law," Erdogan said. "It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step."
The premier said Israeli air raids against Gaza could not be deemed self-defence, accusing Western countries of aiding what he called a "terrorist state" by condoning its violence.
"Sooner or later, Israel will answer for the innocent blood it has shed so far," he said.
Erdogan's words came after Israel halted a threatened Gaza ground operation to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance to end nearly a week of cross-border violence that has killed more than 100 Palestinians and three Israelis.
He said Turkey, Egypt and the Gulf countries, particularly Qatar and Saudi Arabia, had to take their own initiative, accusing the United Nations Security Council of doing nothing to save Gazans.
"It is against them today, tomorrow it will be us, keep that in mind," he said. "If we are going to die, let's go down with decency. Keep that in mind too."
In Washington, the United States -- an ally of both Israel and Turkey -- was upset with the harsh words.
"Some of the extremely harsh rhetoric coming from Turkey we do not consider helpful at all," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
"Of course we don't agree with some of these very difficult statements that have been coming there. And we've made those views clear to the Turks," she said.
On Monday, Erdogan said the UN "turned a blind eye" on Israeli attacks against Palestinians, accusing the international body of double standards against Muslims.
Erdogan emerged as a staunch advocate of the Palestinian
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Screw the Muslims. They need to learn how to keep their radical nut jobs under control.
Time for the Kurds to launch their strikes on turkey from northern Iraq. I support dropping off a few weapons to help.
well if anyone knows ethnic cleansing it’s turkey ,but I don’t think Gaza is part of Israel ,it’s a neighboring cesspool
What a jerk! (This being the same stupid guy who tried to provoke a war with Israel just a couple years ago). Ethnic cleansing, eh? Ask any Armenian what “ethnic cleansing” really looks like, Erdovan. Sheeesh! Its miraculous the world survives with such people running governments!
...ignoring peace in this region and violating international law..
I guess he forgot about those pesky little rockets that keep landing in Israel, huh?
"It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step."
Uh, didn't Israel Gaza for
The Turks certainly know how to do ethnic cleansing. Just ask the Armenians, the Anatolian Greeks, the Kurds, etc.
The muzzies would know ALL ABOUT ‘ethnic cleansing’. It’s all about their past, present, and future.
There would be no cleansing, ethnic or otherwise, if the idiots in Gaza hand not started firing rockets into Israel. I know I’m stating the obvious but there it is. To bad the rest of the world can’t get their heads around this simple fact.
The main problem is moslems are ALL radical nutjobs. So it falls to others to "cleanse".
And P.S. Referring to them as "Muslims" may be politically correct , but referring to them as "moslems" is an insult... They are moslems.
A Muslim in Arabic means"one who gives himself to God," and is by definition, someone who adheres to Islam. By contrast, a Moslem in Arabic means"one who is evil and unjust"
Thanks for info! I did not know that! I’ll keep it mind.
You are welcome. Please keep it in the front of your mind. The HELL that is Islam isn’t something I will willingly leave for my children and grandchildren to deal with.
this planet needs to ‘ethnically cleanse ‘ itself of all muslims . The human face needs to save it’s gene pool , before it’s too late
Check out my post #12. Calling them muslim is an insult to me. :-)
Wasn't enough..... NOW!!!!...its social “drift”...same as in the US...we don't have enough illegal immigrants yet.... need to hit the tipping point......./S
moozlum credo: I love you. I will murderer you and your family.