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Turkish PM criticizes West for allowing Israel to have Nukes

 
 
 
 
 
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the West practices double standards in regrad to Israel’s nuclear arsenal.

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Erdogan noted that Israel is the only player in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons and asked, “Why is it that countries banning Iran from having nuclear weapons don’t also ban Israel from having nuclear weapons?”

Turkey downgraded ties with Israel after Tel Aviv refused to apologize for its attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which left nine Turkish citizens dead on May 31, 2010.

Earlier in September, the Turkish Economy Minister said Ankara would continue its “normal” economic ties with Tel Aviv. From January 2011 to July 2011, trade between Turkey and Israel reached $2.3 billion.

Erdogan also commented on Turkey’s decision to host one component of a missile shield system, calling it a “NATO concept.”

He advised against “different interpretations” of Turkey’s decision and urged everyone to look at “what is actually the reality” in the issue.

But Turkey’s move was still censured in some circles, with Iran describing it as “a cause for concern” and “questionable.” Russia criticized Turkey for collaborating with NATO.

Turkey could earn as much as $4 billion from the missile shield system. It has been reported that a Turkish defense company is holding negotiations on a $2 billion contract in connection with the project.

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  • joann

    Go Turkey!

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  • meh-GID-oh

    Go ISRAEL… It’s a deterrent that Islam understands… Israel has the NUKE)s) and has been responsible with them As ALL the major powers have been to date. How else would the Prophecy of Isaiah 17:1 be fulfilled? “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.” Yet unfulfilled…Tho worlds oldest city has a date in the future… If Iran or any ‘Mahdi’ seeking country gets the ‘nuke’ rest assured they will use it to bring about their own distorted ‘false’ prophecy. Genesis 12:3 “I will bless them who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.” May God continue to ‘bless’ Israel and curse those who curse Israel. May God have the glory through Jesus His Son. :-D

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    • ORHAN

      GO ISRAEL…DOOOOOWWWWWWNNNN!!!!!!!!GOD BLESS THE TURKISH REPUBLIC…THE OTTOMANS ARE BAAAACK

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    • Damien

      This is the exact attitude that makes rest of the world hate you. You think you’re gods chosen people and rest of the world are secondary level humans. Continue and see how rewarding that attitude will be. Surely, it won’t bring peace to you.

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