The soured relationship with Israel and Prime Minister Erdogan’s tough line with the Jewish state are all part of a facade to deceive the Turkish public, claims former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, 84, Turkey’s first Islamist prime minister.
Erbakan criticized Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK), saying it is in the hands of the worldwide Zionist movement. He implied that the rise of the AK was helped by the international Jewish conspiracy and vowed that he will fight back to stem the Zionist grip on the neck of Turkey.
“Why on earth did the AK Party give a ‘go ahead’ to the membership of Israel in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD] and not block membership? Why did the government consent to multi-billion dollars worth of defense contracts with Israeli firms?” he asked.
Erbakan also reiterated his fierce opposition to the EU membership process, saying the EU has been trying to enslave the Turkish people.
(Abdullah Bozkurt - Today’s Zaman-Turkey)