Tuesday, August 20, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Erdogan Blames Israel for Egypt Violence

No wonder Erdogan is so popular on the Huffington Post. He shares their politics:
Israel was behind the early July military coup in Egypt, which saw the democratically elected Islamist president Mohammad Morsi removed from power, and Turkey has the evidence to prove it, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleged on Tuesday.
Speaking at a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party, Erdogan said that his government could prove Israel’s involvement, and cited as evidence statements made during a 2011 meeting between a Jewish intellectual and the Turkish justice minister in France, according to a Hurriyet Daily News report.
According to Erdogan, the intellectual said at the time that “the Muslim Brotherhood will not be in power even if they win the elections. Because democracy is not the ballot box.”“Now the West starts to say democracy is not the ballot box or not only the box, but we know that the ballot box is the people’s will,” Erdogan said. “This is what has been implemented in Egypt. Who is behind this? Israel. We have evidence,” the Turkish prime minister added.

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