That makes Deputy PM Besir Atalay the highest ranking AKP government official to stop beating around the bush and get around to saying what Erdogan and all his goons had been progressively hinting at.
In a conference at the AK Party headquarters in the Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay named the “Jewish Diaspora” as the culprit in triggering the country’s recent civil unrest.
n video footage released by the Cihan News Agency, Atalay said, “There are some circles that are jealous of Turkey growing so much.
They are all uniting, on one side the Jewish Diaspora. You saw the foreign media’s attitude during the Gezi Park incidents; they bought it and started broadcasting immediately, without evaluating.”
After accusing the Jewish Diaspora for provoking the events via the foreign media, Atalay concluded by asserting that “The ones trying to block the way of Great Turkey will not succeed.”
Naturally Deputy PM had an explanation for his comments. He never said them.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay has denied media reports that he blamed the Jewish diaspora for the Gezi unrest.
Atalay’s press office said in a written statement today that the minister had not used such an expression.
“In his speech [Deputy PM atalay] has never intended, uttered or indicated anything to offend Jewish citizens of Turkey or Jewish communities around the world,” the statament said.
Unfortunately for Atalay his remarks were caught on video making any claim that he didn’t say them rather hard to defend. But despite the characterization of his remarks, Beşir Atalay isn’t quite saying that he didn’t say it. He is saying that he never said anything to offend Jewish communities around the world. So perhaps what he meant was that Jews shouldn’t be offended by being accused of conspiring to stage mass protests against the Turkish government.
Perhaps Atalay actually meant it as a compliment.