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Turkish deputy prime minister blames non-Israeli Jews for his country’s unrest

By Mason White 2:18 PM July 2, 2013
Turkish deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay 

By: John Roberts
The deputy prime minister of Turkey blamed his country’s unrest on Jews living outside of Israel, according to a statement made by Besir Atalay.

Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said yesterday that foreign powers and the Jewish diaspora have caused the unrest in Turkey and have worked effectively to promote it, during a speech given in the Central Anatolian province of Kirikkale.

Atalay also said that the international media played an important role in “the conspiracy”, which had resulted in unrest. “Those who try to block the path of Great Turkey will not succeed,” he vowed.

“There are some people, who are jealous of Turkey’s growth. They all come together on one side of the Jewish diaspora. You saw the attitude of the foreign media during the incidents in Gezi Park, they jumped on it and began to broadcast it, without making an assessment of the case,” Atalay said.

Since the Turkish protests began, four people, including a police officer, were killed and over 7,000 injured, according to the Turkish Medical Association.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly accused the “interest rate lobby” and the world media for promoting the protests.