by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Chief Visionary Founder & Owner
August 22, 2013 (TSR) – Turkey‘s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims that Israel is behind the Egyptian popular coup and declared to have supporting evidence to prove it, according to local media reports.
“This is what has been implemented in Egypt. Who is behind this? Israel. We have evidence,” Erdogan said, as quoted by the Hurriyet daily, during a meeting with provincial chairs of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
He also said that the West was beginning to redefine democracy as a process that is not solely determined at the ballot box, although the poll represents “the people’s will.”
Erdogan spoke of a meeting between Turkey’s justice minister and a “Jewish” intellectual in France before Egypt’s 2011 elections.
“The Muslim Brotherhood will not be in power even if they win the elections. Because democracy is not the ballot box’: This is what [the intellectual] said at that time,” the PM continued.
Erdogan did not clarify what connection the unidentified intellectual had to the Israeli government or how his alleged opinion proved Israel played any part in the recent ouster of Mohamed Morsi.
In March, Israel attempted rapprochement with Turkey after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Erdogan to apologize for the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid that resulted in the death of eight Turks and one Turkish-American.
Erdogan accepted the apology and both sides agreed to carry out further discussions. The Turkish PM, however, said that normalization of bilateral ties would take time, insinuating that Turkey wanted to ensure victims of the raid were compensated and that Israel remained committed to easing the restriction of goods to Gaza before restoring relations, Haaretz daily reports.
A “Jewish” intellectual in France before Egypt’s 2011 elections? Erdogan must be referring to Algerian Jewish Zionist lackey and war crime instigator and “military intervention” evangelist, Bernard-Henri Lévy, who was the architect behind destabilizing Libya, Syria, and Egypt via “Arabspring.”