Skip to comments.TRT Arabic news presenter resigns, slamming PM Erdoğan during live program
Posted on 08/31/2013 8:29:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
TRT Arabic's Egyptian news presenter Beshir Abdelfattah has announced his resignation in front of the audience, harshly criticizing Turkish PM's stance on Egypt. Hürriyet photo An Egyptian news presenter on Turkish public broadcaster TRTs Arabic station has resigned during a live broadcast, expressing his indignation over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğans stance over the situation in Egypt.
Beshir Abdelfattah also demanded an apology from Erdoğan, saying he was ashamed of working for TRT, Turkish news wires reported Aug. 30.
The Egyptian people have a lot of affection for the Turkish people. We have historical ties that will continue. But Erdoğans words about al-Azhar [the sheikh] and the Egyptian people, as well as his political stance, are wrong, Abdelfattah said in front of the cameras.
We Egyptians have red lines. What really matters is the love of our country. This is why I am announcing here today that Im making my last program and Im cutting all my ties with the TRT Arabic channel, he added.
Erdoğan owes an apology to the Egyptian people. He hasnt apologized, but Im personally apologizing to the Egyptian people. I am ashamed of having worked on this program and channel. Im now resigning in front of everyone. May God bless you, Abdelfattah said.
TRTs Arabic channel was put on air in 2010, with the intention of expanding Turkeys influence in the Arabic world. It features news programs as well as Turkish series and movies translated into Arabic.
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TRT Arabic's Egyptian news presenter Beshir Abdelfattah has announced his resignation in front of the audience, harshly criticizing Turkish PM's stance on Egypt. Hürriyet photo
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
” with the intention of expanding Turkeys influence in the Arabic world.”
Bet they didn’t show “Turist Omer”.