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Has Turkey turned against Israel? Imran Kurter of the Turkish-based Islamic democracy activist group Yeni Asya

Imran and yrs truly in Istanbul. Behind us: the Golden Horn, former home of the Ottoman Navy.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to noon Central (9-10 Pacific) on (archived here a few hours after broadcast).

Guest: Imran Kurter of Yeni Asya, the rapidly-growing Turkish-based Islamic democracy activist group, will discuss Turkey’s new and unprecedented tough stand against Israel. As yesterday’s guest Gordon Duff puts it:

Something doesn’t fit anymore. If this is the post 9/11 world Israel wanted, must they have lost their friggin’ minds? Turkey wants them dead. Saudi Arabia is, after years of silence, threatening the US over a potential veto of Palestinian statehood. Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, not so long ago, welcomed to Cairo like a hero, has fled the country. Libya’s oil cash will now be flowing into groups opposed to Israel, instead of the other way around. Israel hates Obama but the GOP, drowning in Israeli cash, has fielded with most moronic presidential candidates in history. Talk about being set up.

Israel’s biggest post-9/11 loss may turn out to be Turkey’s transformation from a secular-fascist friend of Zionism, to an Islamic-democratic enemy of Zionism. (The geniuses who decided to slaughter a bunch of unarmed activists on the Mavi Marmara, and then refuse to apologize, get much of the credit for that.)

Turkey is well-positioned to be a key power of the upcoming century. With its double-digit economic growth, land surface bigger than any European country, critically-important geo-strategic location, improving education and infrastructure, consistent movement toward the two ideological attractors of our age (democracy and Islam), and claim to primacy in the vast Turkic-speaking hinterland stretching from Europe to China, reports of the Ottoman Empire’s death may turn out to have been greatly exaggerated.

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4 Thoughts to “Has Turkey turned against Israel? Imran Kurter of the Turkish-based Islamic democracy activist group Yeni Asya”

  1. Anonymous

    Why is the government of Turkey apparently collaborating with NATO's and Israel's subversion of the Ba'athist government of President Bashar al-Asad? According to Michel Chossudovsky, Webster Tarpley,and Thierry Meyssan, this subversion has taken the form of sending in mercenaries and arming violent Syrian splinter groups who provoke violence by shooting at peaceful demonstrators and Syrian government police and army personnel. The NATO/Israeli/Turkish violent subversion of Syria is backed up by a Western and Turkish media campaign patterned after the "color revolutions" of the "Arab Spring", which in turn harks back to the "Prague Spring" register of the Mighty Wurlitzer during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Why is Turkey playing both sides?

  2. sounds good i did not know this new Turkish party, may Allah swt grant them success…

  3. they aren't a political party. more of a religious-educational civil society group, bringing together muslims to talk, pray, read qur'an, study, keep alive the vision of bzs nursi, learn what's really going on in the world, and speak truth to power.

  4. And Anonymous, I don't think Turkey is "playing both sides." They're undergoing a long-term transition to democracy and back to Islam. But there are still fascists in the military to weed out. Jim Dean from Veterans Today, who will discuss this on my show next Tuesday, writes:

    "A light went on when I just couldn't figure why Erdogan was soft shoeing the Israelis after the Marmara as a lack of action would seem to me to have weakened his base. But I had missed all the high officer arrests that had been going one, starting with the major round up in Feb 24th, 2010.

    Erdogan was still cleaning out the Israeli wing in the military which he could expect to definitely make a move on him with a major break with Israel. He arrested their armed forces Intel chief around Sept. 1rst…and he really put things into gear after that.

    Missing in my research on the military arrests, were the military 'suicides' that were also going on.

    Here is the Turkey part of…which got dragged out do for three days as it was a moving target. "

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