wouldn’t it be nice if turkey left NATO?

Turkey says Israel becoming ‘racist, apartheid regime’ with annexation plan
Reuters, Sep 15 2019

ANKARA – Netanyahu’s announcement of his intention to annex areas of the West Bank following next week’s elections shows Israel is becoming a “racist, apartheid regime,” Turkey’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday. Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would annex the Jordan Valley. The move alarmed Middle Eastern nations, European powers and Arab foreign ministers. On Saturday, Turkey’s foreign ministry said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) would convene in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss Netanyahu’s statement. Speaking in Jeddah, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Netanyahu’s “embarrassing” plan was a “despicable” attempt to earn votes ahead of Tuesday’s election, and criticised what he called a lack of reaction from other Muslim countries. Cavusoglu was quoted by Anadolu News as saying:

Israel, encouraged by the support of certain countries, is continuing its aggressive policies that are turning it into a racist, apartheid regime. If the whole Muslim community had reacted together, the reckless plans, policies and behaviour of Pindostan and Israel would never have reached this point.

Erdogan called for a summit of the OIC twice last year after Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Turkey and Israel also expelled each other’s top diplomats last year when dozens of Palestinians were killed by IOF on the Gaza border. The two sides continue to trade with one another.

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  1. PB
    Posted September 15, 2019 at 7:26 pm | Permalink


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