Friday, January 30, 2009

Peres & Erdogan Patch Things Up. Or Do They?

Israeli President Shimon Peres reportedly telephoned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan today to apologize. However, Peres' office said he issued Erdogan no apology. (

Whatever the case Erdogan returned home to a hero's welcome. By picking a fight with Israel Erdogan has at least for the moment drawn attention away from his efforts to Islamize Turkey. I have no doubts that many Turks value secularism but I also have no doubt that just as many Turks hate Jews and the State of Israel believing relations with the Jewish state to be unIslamic.

With friends like this who needs enemies?

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