Foreign and Defense Policy, Middle East and North Africa

A little bit of crazy from Turkey

Image Credit: Nevit Dilmen (Wikimedia Commons) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Image Credit: Nevit Dilmen (Wikimedia Commons) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

So Yeni Şafak, Turkey’s pro-government Islamist daily, has accused me personally of leading a cabal of former — mostly Jewish — officials to plan the Istanbul unrest months ago. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can’t even get Jewish conspiracies right: doesn’t he know that on Sundays, we control the banks. On Mondays, we control the newspapers. On Tuesdays, we think about how we can stage terrorist attacks and blame al Qaeda. On Wednesdays, we attend meetings with George Soros to discuss interest rates. On Thursdays, we plan atrocities and then order the international media to broadcast cooking shows so no one need see the violence. On Fridays, we hunt Christian children so we can use their blood to make matzoh. On Saturdays, exhausted, we rest.

Seriously, though. The Yeni Şafak report harms Turkey’s image. It reads like something out of an Iranian or Hamas newspaper. If Erdoğan wants to know who is causing these protests, all he needs to do is look in the mirror.

6 thoughts on “A little bit of crazy from Turkey

  1. Mr. Rubin, thank you for writing this. It’s always great to find humor in such atrocities.

    Hopefully our protests have made it somewhat clear that Erdogan and his followers, especially the biased media, do not reflect the whole of Turkey.

  2. I told you before Michael. You are the top list suspect mediator for Gezi park opposition. Now come to Taksim,take a piano and play us in front of AKM inorder to kill Mr. Erdogan, for sure he’ll have a heart attack.

  3. Conspiracy theories were and have been the saving stick for Turkish governments is the past and quite honestly worked effectively… However, in this space and computer age, I would not have believe that this old games would work anymore… Mr. Erdogan perhaps playing his last card… but would not serve him well, if he is not able to renew his rhetoric that may have worked for past decade…
    Great response to a funny newspaper with a Great humor Michael!!!

  4. Ok, here’s what i heard.
    The 4000 Jews who didn’t show up at the World Trade Center, told the Mossad Shark to tell the Mossad Vulture to fly around Turkey and start these riots.
    And to think their are left wing Jews who want a one state solution with these Islamo fascists.
    What is 57 Islamic countries not enough for these Moslems.

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