Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was presented on Monday with the “Outstanding Personality in the Islamic World Award” of the Sheikh Fahad al-Ahmad International Award for Charity in a ceremony held in Kuwait’s capital, Kuwait City.
Speaking at the ceremony, Erdogan directed harsh criticisms against what he described as “inhumane Israeli aggression,” saying Turkey will always make its voice heard to stand up against such atrocities.
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A comment from Roland Shirk on JW:
The U.S. should stop promoting Turkish membership in the European Union.
It is mind-boggling that America continues to favor the inclusion of that massive, increasingly intolerant Muslim country in the E.U. Given intra-E.U. travel freedom, admitting Turkey would allow the entire population of Anatolia to move to France and Germany, and go on welfare. It would also shift the frontier of Europe to Turkey’s border with Afghanistan. Get across that mountain pass, and you can get on a train to London. Fiscally, accepting Turkey in the E.U. is the equivalent of admitting Mexico to the U.S. as a 51st state. Would Washington appreciate it if Brussels started strong-arming the U.S. to do that? For all its drug wars and poverty, Mexico is infinitely less threatening to the U.S. than Turkey is to Europe. For one thing, Americans never languished under dhimmitude to Mexicans, as Europeans suffered under the Turks for 400 years. American meddling in this question is at once the height of arrogance, and the nadir of stupidity. A nuclear Iran is, in the long run, far less dangerous to the world than an E.U. including Turkey–which would have access to the vast nuclear forces controlled by England and France. When Eurabia ceases to be a nightmare and becomes a waking reality, all of those will become Islamic bombs.
Joseph Klein quotes Kemal Attaturk, founder of modern day Turkey:
We must liberate our concepts of justice, our laws and our legal institutions from the bonds which, even though they are incompatible with the needs of our century, still hold a tight grip on us.
Turkey is beginning to turn away from the principles laid down by the founder of the modern day secular Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal AtatÃ¼rk. He believed that Islamic religious law must be separated from secular law.
We are witnessing a worldwide attempt by Islamic fundamentalists to fuse mosque and state together and to establish the absolute supremacy of Islam where they rule. They will use whatever means is most effective in the circumstances to accomplish their objective, whether it be via terrorism or via stealth infiltration and manipulation of existing institutions.Â (Source)
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“We cannot turn a blind eye on the killings of Palestinians at the hands of Israel, the killing of nine Turks in an act of piracy in the Mediterranean and the killings of the children, the women and the old at strawberry fields, at schools, at playgrounds and at hospitals. We cannot and we will not remain silent,” Erdogan said.
Erdogan said he would not bow down in the face of criticisms and the questionings of Turkey’s sensitivities and reactions to sufferings in its region.
“We have a heart. We have a conscience. We are human and we care about human values. We do not accept an order in which who speaks the loudest becomes the strongest,” he said.
In January 2009, Erdogan stormed off the stage after an exchange with the Israeli president, Shimon Peres, during a panel discussion on Gaza at the World Economic Forum, with an angry Turkish premier telling Peres, “When it comes to killing, you know well how to kill.”
Tensions between Turkey and Israel further escalated when Israeli commandos raided last May a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, killing eight Turks and a U.S.-Turkish citizen.