Turkey’s regional popularity soars

AlJazeeraEnglish — 18 June 2010 — Turkey’s popularity in the Middle East has soared following its denunciation of Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last month. Turkish flags and posters of Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, have been prominent in demonstrations around the world protesting the Israeli attack. In the Gaza Strip, a growing number of newborn babies have been named after Erdogan. Meanwhile Turkey says it will not send its ambassador back to Israel unless it receives a formal apology for the attack, that left nine people, mostly Turks, dead.

Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports on Turkey’s rising popularity in the region.

Meanwhile, Latma — the group run by Jerusalem Post editor Caroline Glick and financed by the neoconservative Center for Security Policy — is further contributing to the Turkish-Iranian-Arab rapprochement by spewing equal venom at all of them.

One thought on “Turkey’s regional popularity soars”

  1. what sort of retardness is this :O

    they are the ones who have nuclear bombs and gets shiploads of weapons to unleash on civilians. It is height of hypocrisy to blame other countries for excatly what they are guilty of.

    Israel’s paranoia for “retalliation” against its attrocities does not qualify as “terror”.

    They are trying to appear as victim again by doing their usual propaganda about ‘jihad’. Why they should not be stopped for unleashing HELL on palestinians and lebanese civilians?

    Its them who present the distorted version of jihad to expoilt others’ ignorance to gain their support. they can’t hide behind distortion to escape the ‘retalliation’ for what they are doing.

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