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Erdoğan Compares Shaked to Hitler

Outrageous barrage only latest in long history of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic statements.

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan compared Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked to Adolf Hitler Sunday, a day after accusing Israel of “state sponsored terrorism” against the Palestinians in Gaza.

According to Turkey’s Zaman website, Erdoğan made the remark in parliament, apparently referring to a hatchet job on Shaked by Daily Beast journalist Gideon Resnick, who cherry-picked a series of  quotes from a 13-year-old article by the late journalist Uri Elitzur, and then mangled them in order to portray Shaked as a violent fanatic. A spokeswoman for MK Shaked told Zaman that “It is preposterous to argue that Member of Knesset Shaked called for harming innocents. Member of Knesset Shaked condemns violence of any kind,” but the statement did little to derail Erdoğan’s latest attacki. “What is the difference between this mentality and Hitler’s?” Erdoğan asked.

If Operation Protective Edge has given Erdoğan fuel for his ongoing anti-Israel rants – earlier this week he accused Israel of “state terrorism” for responding to Hamas rocket fire, and said that Israel “has sprayed bullets and caused deaths, as it does every Ramadan” – it is hardly his first venomous barrage vis-à-vis Israel and against Jews.

As early as 1998, as mayor of Istanbul, Erdoğan said “the Jews have begun to crush the Muslims in Palestine, in the name of Zionism. Today, the image of the Jews is no different than that of the Nazis.”

Later, in 2009, he said that President Shimon Peres “knows the job of killing… very well… We know how you shot and killed children on the beach,” before storming off a stage he had shared with Peres.

More recently, he said Jews were behind the military coup against Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi. Since becoming prime minister in 2005, Erdoğan has frequently accused Israel of “terrorism” against Palestinians and sought to drive a deep wedge between the one-time allies.

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41 Responses to “Erdoğan Compares Shaked to Hitler”

  1. Why do not the sensible Turks rid them selves of that wannabee dictator?!

  2. Kick Turkey out of NATO the enemy is Sharia not the USSR

  3. David Adda says:

    Did obama butt buddy aka erdogan the midget forget to take his xanax again?

  4. Let Erdgogan go human shield for #fatbastard Haniyeh. He can come on Mavi Marmara 2.

  5. This man wants to be Hitler. Perhaps he should start building his hiding bunker .

  6. The Armenian genocide denier says what?

  7. Yehuda Pa says:

    He should compare himself to ****ler and see how he stacks up.

  8. Marcel Murad says:

    Endogan is a clown

  9. Yehuda Pa says:

    He doesn’t fit in with Turkish culture. He is a loser and should quit or be fired.

  10. Tony Mark says:

    Erdogan should watch his foul mouth ,, he is the laughing stock of Europe

  11. Endogan isn’t getting respect here either. He just shows how much of an Jerk he is.

  12. God bless, Israel. Destroy the evil enemies of the state of Israel, and do not let humankind deceive, themselves. Praying from Norway with all my love in Christ Our Savior. Amen #RememberOurBoys

  13. Shame on the Turkish government.

  14. The Armenian and Kurds genocide denier says what?

  15. I believe that Erdogan should give some land to the kurds a lot of people they will make country soon or later!

  16. Instead of bull**** against Israel he should think about this people they are milions are not turks for sure and need to have their own country

  17. You come to a place start living there say its urs than kill those who were living before you … Go2Hell Israel …

  18. Erdogan is a snake. His ambitions make him to be a dangerous man. He has an exaggerated sense of himself.

  19. Bstd. ….free Kurdistan

  20. Izik Izik says:

    To the people of Turkey remeber the days when business was good , world was more friendly with turkey and millions of people came to visit your country. well. … since you have this jackass Erdogan as your idiot leader things will not change for the better for you guys. at least tell him to shut up cause i can assure you noone likes or respects him .

  21. Erdogan is afraid of the growing fundamentalism in Turkey and is embracing that more radical Islam position on everything. He is just another coward.

  22. Can’t wait! Am counting the minutes!

  23. Joe Truzman says:

    Erdogan is an Islamist, this is a fact.

  24. Joe Truzman says:

    Erdogan is an Islamist, this is a fact.

  25. These are the murderers talking. What do you expect?

  26. Turgay Titiz says:

    Primeminister Erdogan is a correct but a hard boy.

  27. How many armenians did we kill?

  28. With Erdigan’s remarks, he wd have been very comfortable with Hitler, just as the former mukti of Jerusalem

  29. Erdogan is aa crazy man and dictator…I think…

  30. Ivona Picci says:

    He. Should should go back to school and find out who the nazis were, he would have probably joined them! With all the hatred he shows, toward Israel end Jews! Shame on you if your country is what it is, it’s because of the Jews!!!

  31. Mark Zeitlin says:

    They were close a decade or so ago. They lobbied to be a member of the EU. Finally accepted and then, this guy turns up and they turn to Islaming themselves. This guy is just another infected scab. There is a substantial underbelly of Turkish society who gets it. They need to rear their heads and make changes or they too, a wonderful culture will also sour to the islaming of that infected region. They are at the tipping point. They can be retrieved if it happens soon.

  32. Realy u also belong to animals and terrorist religious.

  33. you look like hitler ….

  34. This guy is the one who will lead Turkey to the brink, and his constant denial of the Armenian genocide shows his bigotry.

  35. This guy is the one who will lead Turkey to the brink, and his constant denial of the Armenian genocide shows his bigotry.

  36. LOOK WHO IS TALKING TURKS KILLED 2 MILLION ARMENIANS NO ONE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS GENOCIDE THAT NEVER WILL GO AWAY

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