Skip to comments.After Anti-Israeli Comments, Erdogan 'Glad' to Return Jewish Award
Posted on 07/30/2014 2:40:17 AM PDT by markomalley
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be "glad" to return an award given to him in 2004 by a prominent American Jewish group, Turkey's embassy in the US said Tuesday, amid a growing controversy over the premier's anti-Israel remarks.
According to Israel National News, the American Jewish Congress had given Erdogan the Profile of Courage award in recognition of his efforts at that time to seek peace in the Middle East. But the AJC now wants the award to be returned following Erdogans repeated verbal assaults against Israel, most recently over the Gaza conflict.
Erdogan has slammed Israel's attacks on Gaza as "genocide" of the Palestinians and suggested that the actions of the Jewish State are worse than those of Hitler.
"Attempts to depict Prime Minister Erdogan's legitimate criticisms of the Israeli government's attacks on civilians as expressions of anti-Semitism are an obvious distortion," Turkey's ambassador to Washington Serdar Kilic wrote in a letter to the president of the American Jewish Congress Jack Rosen.
Kilic said Erdogan would be glad to return the award because of Israels actions in Gaza. He described attacks on Erdogan as "an effort to cover up the historic wrongdoings of the Israeli government."
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they hand out rewards before researching the nominee??
Was the Armenian Genocide Centennial award?
Turkey was behind THAT genocide.
In general, I’m against military coups. However, I’m strongly in favor of a secular Turkey.