May 23, 2014

Erdogan's Anti-Semitism Spreading in Turkey

Jikeli & Silay, Haaretz

The Associated Press

The pro-Erdogan Islamist newspaper blaming the Jews for Turkey’s mining disaster is just the tip of the iceberg: The Turkish PM’s anti-Semitism is deeply rooted and is now spreading more widely in Turkey.

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TAGGED: Anti-Semitism, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


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