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Kerry: Erdogan comments complicate Mideast process
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Published: 01.03.13, 18:50
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1. Kerry re Turkey
Syd Chaden ,   Palermo Calif USA   (03.01.13)
Kerry failed to take note of the genocide of the Kurds that Turkey has been engaged in for years. Turkey has killed Turkish Kurds, invaded Iraq to kill Iraqi Kurds, and soon, may be killing Syrian Kurds, as well. But, it apparently would not be acceptably diplomatic to mention the Turkish atrocities.
2. lets face it
David ,   Montreal, Canada   (03.01.13)
Erdogan is and converting Turkey into a anti Israel. We don't need him and we don't need that kind friendship. Israel should never at any price appologize to any terroriste group. Erdogan get a life.
3. World is now witnessing "The Rise and of Fall of Israel"
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (03.01.13)
4. Actually, relations deteriorated long before 2010 raid.
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (03.01.13)
Erdogan's nastiness toward Israel was on full display at Davos in 2009 after the Cast Lead operation. And in 2006 Turkey under Erdogan was the first major country to welcome Hamas after their electoral victory. Maybe the problem isn't Israel's "attitude" as Davutoglu suggests. Maybe it's Erdogan and his Islamist administration. It's long past time for NATO to reconsider Turkey's place in the alliance, but with Obama still so close to Erdogan, that'll never happen.
5. Turkey Belongs in Iranian Camp Not NATO
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (03.01.13)
Turkey before Erdogan was once a NATO ally, a friend of Israel and a trustworthy nation, however now Turkey is an Islamist nation that is becoming more and more extreme. The West must consider whether Turkey belongs in NATO and if Turkey should be considered a terrorist nation.
6. #3 Don't Confuse Your Wet Dreams With Reality
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (03.01.13)
Israel is getting stronger by the day and you will never live to see it's "downfall". If anything Israel will be around another 10,000 years.
7. some plain truths
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (03.01.13)
there is no doubt that erdogan is an islamist who hates israel. however, there is no doubt that erdogan's villification of israel started after obama was elected president. obama is the driving force behind attempts to undermine israel in every way possible.
8. Glad Turkey isn't joining the EU
Mark ,   London, UK   (03.01.13)
9. USA complicates the Middle East peace process
Taner ,   NYC   (03.01.13)
With its support of Israeli occupation, massacres and land-theft. And with the wars it has waged against Middle Eastern nations just for greed and oil. Kerry is a liar!
10. NATO without Turkey means end of Israel
Taner ,   NYC   (03.01.13)
How do you think USA controls the Middle East and deploys its military in the region? Through Turkey... Wake up people. Turkey is a far more profitable and strategic partner to USA than Israel will ever be. Israel is a burden that creates enemies for us.
11. Prediction #3
Jake ,   Haifa Israel   (03.01.13)
So predicted the Pharaoh in writing almost 3000 years ago ("Israel is laid waste, its seed is no more), the Assyrians, the Bablyonians, the Hellenes, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Vandals, the Umayads and the Abbasids, the Almoravids, Castille, the Nazis, the Russian Communists and last but probably least ---Steve Benassi. And yet here we are. And I predict long after Mr. Benassi is gone and forgotten, Israel will be here. That is a very safe bet.
12. Erdogoon is not Turkey
HaifaGuy   (03.01.13)
Just like Libyans aren't Gaddafi, Russians are not Putin and North Koreans aren't their next of Kim, hopefully. These are power-hungry vampires whose sole goal is to seize and keep control of their respective countries. The trouble is, when these bloodsuckers overstay their welcome, their citizens inevitably become brainwashed adepts as they go through years-long socialization under the regime's auspices. As far as Turks are concerned,one more term of this Erdolini and islamofascism will take firm root within their society, previously known for its relative tolerance and secularist resolve. Get rid of the islamic junta in the next elections and you will feel instant relief! P.S. Turks, we still love you!
13. !2 HaifaGuy: He is! They elected him! &#3
David ,   Israel   (03.01.13)
You seem to have forgotten the calls for "Jews Out" in Turkey even after the Mavi Marmara Affair! We mustn't close our eyes to the rabid Antisemitism plaguing this planet supported by people who hate Israel and the Jewish people like #3 Steve Benassi, Silver Bay, MN USA who probably loves those who killed nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11. Closing our eyes is exactly what 6,000,000 Jews did in Europe and the Benassis of this world were delighted! What I don't understand is why the Government is still allowing the importation of Turkish goods. Turkish Airspace is closed to Israeli Airlines but Turkish Airlines is free to fly here! Maybe Minister Katz would like to answer this question and why the Netanyahu Government is considering selling gas to the country that calls our Zionist Country a Crime Against Humanity?
14. It's Ketchup Man - to the rescue!
Mo Abrams ,   NYC   (03.01.13)
O dear now we'll have to hear about this idiot for the next n years. I think I'll shut off my computer for a few years... Later, Mo
15. #3 Steve
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (03.01.13)
1. I don't believe we are seing the fall of Israel. 2. As a Turkish born 63 year old American who follows Turkish politics very closely I am very certain that we seeing (living through) the unfortunate end of the Turkish republic as we have known it for 90 years. Mr Erdogan and his AKP are in the process of dividing Turkey (with the orders and help of Fethullah Gulen)
16. Taner from NYC
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (03.01.13)
Israel voluntarily pulled out from Gaza and was planning to do the same in West Bank but Hamas took over and started attacks on Israel killing babies (such as Dorit Benisian and Yuval Abebeh just two of many examples). Israel Offered all of Gaza , 96% of WB plus additional Israeli land to match the 4% of WB, capital in East Jerusalem during Bill Clinto's Camp David conference but Arafat refused it. Taner Dostum, Israel will not cease to exist just because you hate Jews. It will defend herself using every mean, political, diplomatic and military when necessary. And I must say Israel is doing a pretty good job at it. After all While Erdogan is ranting all that venom against Israel on one hand, he is letting USA and NATO to install advanced radars in Kurecik, Patriots etc. to protect Israel. And finally a couple of US senators are now preparing a bill to support Israel's right of defense and USA support if/when needed.
17. Kerry has to say that.
SD Charger ,   San Diego   (03.01.13)
After all, he is a Democrat !
18. The Struma
Zechariah   (03.01.13)
Turkeys refusal to offer Jews refugee from nazism from 1933 was a War Crime that ought never be forgotten despite realapolitic alliances that go and come but the deep historical experience must be fixed .
19. 13, Hain David
Ahmet ,   Istanbul, Turkey   (03.01.13)
Israelis still don't need a visa to enter Turkey. I think we must change that.All Israeli companies should be banned from Turkey and all companies trading with Israel should be fined in Turkey. Guess who's going to lose this game?
20. #3. You should really consider checking into
A ,   Belgium   (03.01.13)
the Burkwood Treatment Center in Minneapolis. They may be able to help you with your numerous problems.
21. Since long before 2010
laura j ,   USA   (03.01.13)
relations between Israel and Turkey had already deteriorated. But this article is from the AP, which can't resist sneaking some blame of Israel into the story. Never mind the context of "the raid:" a flotilla of well armed terrorists and their enablers seeking to violate Israel's sovereignty and was actively provoking a confrontation.
22. @3 unfortunately we are witnessing the fall of the US
dovdevan ,   ashdod,paris   (03.02.13)
domination on the world !! israel has a strong economy i think many people in the US would like to the see growth of the US economy comparable to israel !!israel need a strong US
23. I dare Kerry try to control and bully Erdogan to his face
pinar from turkey ,   istanbul turkey   (03.02.13)
I dare Kerry try to control and bully Erdogan to his face. israelmight have america in its back pocket but Erdogan does not play that game
24. Crime against humanity
Natan ,   US   (03.02.13)
Mr. Erdogan forgot to include the massacre of Armenians by the Turks
25. #19 Ahmet
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (03.02.13)
Erdogan Sultan talks plenty but does not do anything Just like Havlayan kopek isirmaz misali). Don't you wonder why he does not put visa to Israeli tourists, end trade with Israel? Could it be that Turkey may have as much to lose if not more than Israel?
26.  Erdogan comments ,...
split ,   US   (03.02.13)
or Israel's conduct ??? ,...
27. #16: Where did you read I hate Jews or Israel?
Taner ,   NYC   (03.02.13)
I just do not like Zionists who think they are special enough to kill and steal from others. Where in any of my comments have you read Jew-hate or anti-Semitism? The funny thing is, you use those words and Holocaust, the suffering of millions of innocent Jewish souls to justify your own campaign of theft, oppression and murder of Palestinians. Kind of pathetic don't you think? Granted, European Jews came and did whatever they did and established Eretz Israel. An I too defend Israel's right to exist. But Israel has no right to control Gaza or West Bank. It is that simple my friend. No matter what you say and explain you are and you WILL remain a land-thief and a murderer if you support the Zionist Israel. Jewish people deserve better than people like you who are full of arrogance and hatred against non-Jews.
BUTSeriousy ,   Sydney   (03.02.13)
29. #19
Natan   (03.02.13)
Agree. And next time there is an earthquake in Turkey have your Iranians friends come to the rescue..Good luck!!!!
30. #19
Steve ,   Dallas USA   (03.02.13)
Turkey will lose the game, not Israel. The Arabs boycotted Israel for 50 years and all it did was make Israel self sufficient, while the Arabs produce nothing. Egypt quit selling gas to Israel, Israel developed its own fields. If you want to boycott be my guest. Israel doesnt need you at all. Israeli tourists have already stopped going to Turkey, your loss, Bulgaria's gain.Israel has very good relations with the Kurds by the way, and at current birth rates, they will have pretty much taken Turkey completely over in 25 years. Israel can start up the trade again then.
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