Erdogan’s reaction to the right-wing victory in the Israeli elections

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

The Turkish prime minister is worried over the results of the elections that took place in Occupied Palestine

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s prime minister said on Saturday: “Unfortunately, we witnessed that the Israeli’s gave [power] to the right-wing fanatics. This issue makes me worry a lot.”

Erdogan once again emphasized the necessity of freeing the Palestinians from the prison of Gaza. He said: “The present conditions of the citizens of Gaza are very unfortunate and are in opposition to human rights laws.”

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In the parliamentary elections in the Zionist regime, the Kadima party, lead by Tzipi Livni won 28 seats and the Likud party lead by Benyamin Netanyahu won 27 seats. The very fanatical Israeli political group called Yisrael Beiteinu lead by Avigdor Leiberman won 15 seats in the parliament.

Political analyzers believe that the Gaza War caused the fanatic right-wing political parties to be able to win 65 out of the 120 seats because of the security wave that followed it. They have the best chance of establishing the cabinet now.

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The end is close

1. He was sentenced to prison in 1998. His crime was reading a poem with Islamic overtone in a semi-secret meeting of the Welfare Party. His sentence was met with astonishment and criticism because only four years before that, 1994, he was the mayor of Istanbul. High judges of Istanbul announced that Recep Tayyip Erdogan disregarded the principles of secularism by reciting this poem, also the poem ridiculed Ataturk, the founder of secular Turkey.

Tayyip Erdogan was elected as Turkey’s prime minister on the 14th of March, 2003. James Woolsey, the director of the CIA at that time, expressed concern over the election of Erdogan and warned: “Ten years after Najm al-Din Arbikan, the Islamist, secular Turkey should not be faced with Islamists.” James Woolsey considered the Turkish people’s turn towards Islamists as a sign of a huge change in the region which was opened by the Islamic revolution in Iran. In a speech of his, the day after Tayyip Erdogan was elected (15th of March, 2003) and five days before America’s attack on Iraq (20th of March, 2003), which the English newspaper, The Guardian, reported without mentioning his name, he doubted America’s success in the attack on Iraq. He said that if Bush’s purpose in attacking Iraq was to make it a democracy, it must be know that the first principle of a democracy is the general public’s vote. He said that the Middle East after Khomeini’s (r) revolution has changed significantly and if it is left up to the people to vote, they would elect another Khomeini.

2. Thursday, the 29th of January 2009, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, attended an international economical session held in Davos, Switzerland and attended by the heads of various countries. Shimon Perez, the president of the Zionist regime was also in attendance. With the bravery that stems from the faith in his heart he condemned the genocide that Israel committed in Gaza. He named Shimon Perez as the murderer of oppressed children. Erdogan, answering the stupid excuses that the Zionist president gave in defending their crimes committed in the 22-Day-War and as David Ignatius, the moderator of the roundtable, was trying to calm him down, he addressed Shimon Perez and said: “You are a lying criminal and you take pleasure in killing children.” Rajab Tayyip Erdogan continued his verbal attack in a loud voice after his microphone was cut off. The session ended and Friday when he returned to the airport in Istanbul the people of his country flocked to greet him chanting: “Welcome champion!” And: “You are a source of pride for us!” And finally: “Islam takes pride in you.”

Tayyip Erdogan likened Gaza to Karbala in the 22-Day-War and said: “Israeli crimes in Gaza makes one remember the sad events of Karbala.”

3. Imam Khomeini, who has predicted many things that have come true, said in a speech in 1988, on the anniversary of the proclamation to prophethood: “Everything has changed except in the castles of these powers. The world has changed and they still imagine that the world is as it was one hundred or one hundred and fifty years ago. They have not understood or they pretend that they do not understand. Africa has changed. Europe has changed. All of Asia has changed. All have changed except these heads. They will fall. They do not know what to do. They have not understood the people; they have not understood the world. Change your opinions. Now is not the time when you can say one thing and everyone will accept it. Do not imagine that everyone must remain silent in front of you.” (Sahifah Imam, v.20, p.241)

After the 33-Day-War in Lebanon and Israel’s defeat at the hands of Hizbollah, Ziof Shaff, a retired Zionist general of the armed forces and considered one of the most brilliant Israeli political analysts, said that this war broke Israel’s façade of being invincible. He was scared that Ben Gurion’s, the first prime minister of the Zionist regime who, like all other Zionists, was famous for his dishonorable murder of many people, prediction was coming true. The explanation of this is that Ben Gurion, after the Ramadan-Yom Kippur War in June 1967 and after the six-day victory over three Arab states, said: “Israel can be victorious in 100 more wars and not have any problems. But, if it looses one war its death will be near.” Ben Gurion did not see into the future and he entered Hell in the beginning of the 70s. He did not witness the victory of the Islamic revolution. He also did not witness beginning of the intifada in Palestine, the forming of Hizbollah in Lebanon, the defeat of Isreal in the 33-Day-War and the 22-Day-War, the voices of ‘Death to Isreal’ from the protests of people in the countries that are allied with the Zionist regime, and the brave rants of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Davos session. He was not there to see the world change. Ben Gurian did not mention the specifics of the formula – Israel’s first loss will be the start to its end, or at least the media did not mention it. But, Imam Khomeini (r) in the continuance of that same speech that was mentioned before, pulled the curtain of this secret. In Imam Khomeini’s view, oppressive forces and forces that scare the oppressed are showing off their power. He said: “Oppressed nations of the world must stand up to the oppressors; they must not be scared. They should not imagine that they will do whatever they say. They want to scare you with their propaganda.” Today, people, especially Muslims, clearly understood Imam Khomeini’s words: “A nation that has martyrs does not have captives.”

This point showed itself at the beginning of the Islamic revolution, then the eight-year war, then the 33-Day-War, and finally in the 22-Day-War in Gaza.