The head of the IHH terror-tied humanitarian NGO behind the infamous Mavi Marmara Flotilla, Bulent Yildirim, told local television station Haber Turk that “Turkish Jews will pay dearly” for Israel’s actions.
Yildirim said. “Jewish tourists, don’t dare come to Turkey. Tonight and tomorrow we are going to hold a different kind of protest, we do not have patience anymore.”
“The Zionists are putting the future of the Jews in danger, we can not hold back our youngsters anymore,” he said.
Holding them back. Sure. Also John Gotti couldn’t hold back the mafia.
All this comes from the top down, from Erdogan, Turkey’s officially moderate Islamist leader. While Hillary Clinton and John Kerry got close to Turkey, they’ve had nothing to say about Erdogan’s latest rants.
“Things are getting serious here,” a Jewish activist in Turkey told The Algemeiner on Friday, as riots in Ankara and Istanbul at Israel’s embassy and consulate overnight led the Israel Foreign Ministry to recall the families of its diplomats and to reduce its diplomatic representation to a minimum.
“Everything was at moderation until several speeches of [Prime Minister Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan, where he accused Israel of killing women and children,” said the activist, who requested anonymity due to safety concerns.
“With the announcement of the ground operation, the debates on TV channels became really provocative against the Turkish Jewish community,” the activist said. “They asked the community to put pressure on Israel to stop the operation. Yildirim on TV said, ‘We are stopping people from doing ‘bad things’ to the community. The community has to stop Israel, if not ‘bad things’ can happen.’ And the protests in Ankara and Istanbul started. Today it’s Friday and we expect the continuation of these protests.”
The Obama team, which throws a fit every time a Muslim gets a hangnail in Asia will predictably have nothing to say about this.