Israeli Official: Turkish Tirades Reveal "Brazen Hypocrisy"

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Turkey's leaders have become the "laughingstock of the international community with their self-righteous discourse," an Israeli official said on Monday in response to yet another anti-Israel tirade by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Referring to Davutoglu's recent thrashing of Israel for its settlements policy, the Israeli official said: "It is rather quaint to be lectured about settlements from the representative of a country which has ethnically cleansed the northern part of Cyprus and illegally settled 200,000 Turks in that territory." With Davutoglu publicly chiding Syria for not responding to Israel's purported operation in Syria, the Israeli official noted that Ankara has repeatedly carried out military action in Iraqi and Syrian territory, and is "brutally muzzling journalists who dare to displease the powers that be."

2013-02-05 00:00:00

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