Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Pot, Kettle, Black!



Whilst we all sympathise with the families of those killed during the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla it is a bit rich of Recep Tayyip Erdogan the Turkish Prime Minister to condemn Israel of atrocities whilst his own record of human rights against the Kurds is nothing to write home about.

This is what Erdogan had to say,
"Israel cannot clean the blood off its hands through any excuse, It is no longer possible to cover up or ignore Israel's lawlessness. This bloody massacre by Israel on ships that were taking humanitarian aid to Gaza deserves every kind of curse."

The Kurdish press on the other hand accuses Erdogan of breaching international law:
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed that the Israeli attack was a “bloody massacre” which can not go unpunished. Speaking in Parliament Erdoğan recalled his confrontation with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Davos summit in January 2009. On that occasion Erdoğan stormed out of the debate after telling Peres: "You know well how to kill people."

Turkish prime minster loses his temper over the killing in Gaza while he is persistent in his policy of denial and annihilation of the Kurds in his own country. Over 15,000 Kurdish politicians are in Turkish prisons and over 2,660 Kurdish minors are jailed. The violence has escalated between Turkish Army and the Kurdish resistance movement after the Turkish bombardment of Kurdistan in last week.

Erdoğan said Turkey's hostility was as "strong as its friendship is valuable," and added that the Israeli action was an attack "on international law, the conscience of humanity and world peace."

Erdogan claims that Israeli attack is against international law but Turkish warplane raided Kurdistan using chemical bombs prohibited by the international laws.

For Erdogan to condemn Netanyahu is like the 'pot calling the kettle black'

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