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John Kerry: Turkish prime minister’s Zionism remarks “objectionable”
CBS News/AP ^ | March 1, 2013, 4:05 PM | Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET | Susan Frazer and Matthew Lee

Posted on 03/02/2013 11:34:50 AM PST by Olog-hai

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday waded into the controversy over comments by Turkey’s prime minister equating Zionism to a crime against humanity, rebuking the leader of the NATO ally by saying such remarks complicate efforts to find peace in the Middle East.

Kerry said the Obama administration found the statements by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “objectionable” and he stressed the “urgent need to promote a spirit of tolerance, and that includes all of the public statements made by all leaders” at a news conference in Ankara with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

“We not only disagree with it; we found it objectionable,” Kerry said. He added that he had raised the issue with Davutoglu “very directly.”

Davutoglu, however, gave no acknowledgement of the U.S. complaint and denied that any Turkish official had made hostile or offensive comments about Israel. Instead, he blamed Israel for acting in a hostile way toward Turkey. He repeatedly referred to the deaths of nine civilians at the hands of Israeli commandos aboard a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship in 2010. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: erdogan; jihad; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; secstatekerry; turkey
They weren’t civilians. They were terrorists. Turkey sent terrorists to Gaza in 2010. The LORD rebuke them for those lies.
1 posted on 03/02/2013 11:35:00 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I find comments by Obama’s Defense Secretary regarding Israel to be objectionable as well.


2 posted on 03/02/2013 11:40:04 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Olog-hai

Kerry’s trip is getting an inordinate amount of press attention and is very well scripted. It would appear that John the Dope is preparing to run for President again in 2016.


3 posted on 03/02/2013 11:47:34 AM PST by allendale
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To: Olog-hai

I can't believe his friend said that. /s

4 posted on 03/02/2013 12:00:16 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

Note that Kerry didn’t say that such remarks were wrong. Only that they make diplomacy—the effort to take “Palestine” back from the Jews and give it to the Arabs—more difficult.


5 posted on 03/02/2013 12:06:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

Turkey will likely join Iran and Libya in attacking Israel in Ezekiel 38.


6 posted on 03/02/2013 12:14:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s pretty difficult for this administration to give Kerry any publicity without revealing what a moron he is.


7 posted on 03/02/2013 12:14:28 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Olog-hai

And, IIRC, it wasn’t an ‘aid’ ship, it was an ‘arms’ ship.


8 posted on 03/02/2013 12:55:34 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Olog-hai

Not optimal.


9 posted on 03/02/2013 1:14:13 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has been rolling over in his grave ever since this Muzzie freak was elected prime minister of Turkey.


10 posted on 03/02/2013 2:32:34 PM PST by CdMGuy
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11 posted on 03/03/2013 6:03:30 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Thanks Olog-hai. from the $### that won't work dep't: Why a March visit? and from the Keep Your Fingers Crossed desk:
12 posted on 03/03/2013 10:05:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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