Skip to comments.John Kerry: Turkish prime minister’s Zionism remarks “objectionable”
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 Turkeys 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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I find comments by Obama’s Defense Secretary regarding Israel to be objectionable as well.
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.
I can't believe his friend said that. /s
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.
It’s pretty difficult for this administration to give Kerry any publicity without revealing what a moron he is.
And, IIRC, it wasn’t an ‘aid’ ship, it was an ‘arms’ ship.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has been rolling over in his grave ever since this Muzzie freak was elected prime minister of Turkey.
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