by Anna Mahjar-Barducci
The secular spirit of Kamal Ataturk that brought
But such a change seems to pass unnoticed. Anti-Semitism in
Last year, when
This constitutes a major turnabout not only for the stability of the region but also for
A study of the Israeli Intelligence and
In addition to the anti-Semitic books, the Turkish press frequently publishes anti-Semitic articles which combine anti-Israeli incitement and "classical" anti- Semitic motifs. Even more disturbing was a blockbuster film called Valley of the Wolves Iraq, produced in
"Separation," a TV series aired on
The drama outraged
A TV channel official responded that none of the scenes in the show was "imaginary" "and that photographs of what Israelis are doing to Palestinians are freely available on the Internet, whereas Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the Turkish government "has no right to comment on the quality of broadcasts or the opinions expressed in them." Freedom of Expression is not what
This is only one of the last incidents that are marring the relations between the two countries.
Some 24,000 Jews live in
An Islamist Turkey, winking at the Islamist regimes of the region and joining their anti-Israeli policies is bad news for the free world.
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