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Turkish PM mocked over “WahhabI outfit” and Ottoman aspirations

Thursday, 3 January 2013

A Mehr News editorial titled, “Erdogan wears Arab outfits to revive Ottoman Empire” maintained that “Turkish Prime Minister has devised a new ploy in his visit to a Syrian refugee camp in southeastern Turkey… wearing an Arab outfit of Saudi Arabian Wahhabists. Determined to revive Ottoman dominance over Arabs, this time Erdgoan apparently has accepted the dominance of an Arab outfit on himself. The agency also blasted Erdogan for wearing a shoal bearing the FSA flag and for saying, “There is no doubt that the Syrian government will collapse and that the birth of new Syria is sacred. However like other births, it may be painful” (please refer to Fars news cartoon in this regard). Mehr News concluded by noting the growing economic cooperation between Turkey and Israel. “Erdogan has recently posed as anti-Israel, but Turkish daily Yeni Asya, has reported that Turkey continues its relations with Israel secretly at security and diplomatic levels. In its report, the Turkish daily cited a 58% rise in Israeli exports to Turkey, and Turkey’s export to Israel rose by 42%, making Turkey fourth largest exporter of goods to Israel.”

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  • Published: 24 days ago on Thursday, 3 January 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: January 3, 2013 @ 4:03 pm
  • Filed Under: International
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    • http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1781460 (+ photos of Erdogan in a variety of Arab outfits….)

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