Turkish paper publishes scathing feature on Rafael Sadi who studied with Turkish premier in university, describing him as 'savage Zionist traitor', blaming him of questioning Marmara passengers
He studied in university with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, promoted Israel-Turkey ties for nearly 20 years and has been a long-time member of the Turkish Community in Israel, but Refael Sadi has recently been targeted in his birth country.
Sadi and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan studied economics together between 1974 and 1978 in Istanbul. Since immigrating to Israel in 1991 Sadi has been in constant contact with Turkish public figures, has written articles to Turkish media outlets and held interviews with various TV channels.
When he saw that ties between Ankara and Jerusalem were deteriorating he recruited his Turkish-speaking friends in Israel to help with the PR effort. As part of his activities, Sadi launched a PR website in Turkish which also contains news updates regarding bilateral ties.
These efforts have regretfully turned him into a target in Turkey. Last week a radical Muslim newspaper published a feature on the "savage Zionist traitor who was born in Turkey."
The author claimed that Sadi takes every opportunity to insult Turkey and Erdodan and stated:"While the Mavi Marmara left Turkey, he organized a demonstration against the flotilla's arrival to Israel." It was further mentioned that Sadi interrogated the "freedom travelers" and provided the Mossad with information.
Sadi is described in the article as "the enemy of Turkey and Islam" who takes every chance to act against Ankara.
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