Israel and Turkey were, recently, allies. There were strong economic and military ties between the two countries and Israelis used, by their hundreds of thousands, to spend their weekends in Turkish tourist resorts.
Since an Islamic regime was democratically elected in Turkey, in 2002, the country is slowly retreating from the secular heritage and legacy of Atta Turk. Turkey, recently still a candidate to join the European Union and considered to be a bridge between West and East, between Islam and Christianity, between democracy and religious belief and between Israel and Arabs became a host to a Jihadi terror conference supporting not only Jihad against Israel but the basic perception of Global Jihad in Istanbul, which ended on Monday 02/16/2009. It is Europe (see - TOWARD MILITANCY).
Turkey PM Tayyip Erdogan, stormed out of a Davos debate on Gaza two weeks earlier naming Israel “child killer” and called, time and again to boycott Israel and to expel Israel from the UN. At the same time Turkey tightened its relations with Iran and Syria.
Turkey, still bearing the burden of the Armenian genocide from 1914, of which Turkey never admitted, acknowledged or accepted any responsibility.
Since 1984 Turkey is fighting Kurdish insurgency in Eastern Turkey. Unlike the Hamas in Gaza Strip Kurdish insurgency is not devoted, whatsoever, to the distraction of Turkey or denies Turkey right to exist. They are fighting just for Kurdish independency on a small part of Eastern Turkey. The Kurds have, like the Palestinians, the right of self determination as a nation and unlike the Palestinians they also have a history of over 1,500 years and not a history of 90 years.
Turkey is bombarding from air, on weekly bases, what they call “Kurdish terrorist” in Northern Iraq, as regular routine. From time to time Turkey is launching an incursion to Northern Iraq chasing those “terrorists”. There are little reports of casualties and the reports, always from a military spokesman, claims that so and so “terrorists” were killed in military operations, as if Turkey never miss a bomb and never hit innocent civilians. Journalists are completely banned from the Turkish “war zone” and there is never a way to confirm any of Turkish reports. Turkey, successfully, managed to conceal the war from any public eye and, of course, never killed Kurdish children.
The Kurdish language is banned in Turkey as well as any symbol of Kurdish culture (see - Kurdish speech ) while in Israel the Arabic language is an official language and Arabic culture such as an Arabic theater, Arabic nooks and news papers are regularly printed and Arabic films are shown on daily bases and broadcasted in Israeli TV channels.
An estimated 3,000 Kurdish villages in Eastern Turkey were virtually wiped from the map, representing the displacement of more than 378,000 people in the war in Eastern Turkey. About 40,000 Kurdish were killed in the conflict since 1984, twice more then Palestinians in the conflict with Israel since 1948. Lucky for the Palestinians that Turkey is not their enemy.
Last week Turkey distributed a new TV series named “Wolfs valley” in which Israelis are supporting the Turkish Mafia in distributing drugs in the Turkish society and in other nations in the region.
To promote the series, which was, already purchased by Arab TV networks in the Gulf, Turkish producers of the series leaked to the Arab press that Israel tried, in different ways, to halt the distributions since it slanders Israel, which is an absolute lie but a wonderful incentive to by the series.
It is Europe, the Western democracies and the Turkish people themselves who should be worried much more then Israel.
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